Important CentOS tomcat Security Update

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high
7.2
tomcat-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-7.0.54-8.el7_2.src.rpm, tomcat-admin-webapps-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-docs-webapp-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-el-2.2-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-javadoc-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-jsp-2.2-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-jsvc-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-lib-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-servlet-3.0-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm, tomcat-webapps-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
CVE-2014-7810, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2016-5388, CVE-2016-5425, CVE-2016-6325
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2016-10-11
2017-07-27 19:11
ALAS-2016-722
ALAS-2016-679
ALAS-2016-764
ALAS-2016-656
ALAS-2016-658
ALAS-2016-657
Moderate CentOS tomcat6 Security Update
Important CentOS tomcat6 Security Update
CVE-2016-6325 tomcat8
CVE-2016-5388 tomcat6
CVE-2016-6325 tomcat7
CVE-2016-5388 tomcat8
CVE-2016-5388 tomcat7
CVE-2015-5346 tomcat7
CVE-2016-5425 tomcat6
CVE-2016-5425 tomcat7
CVE-2015-5346 tomcat6
CVE-2016-6325 tomcat6
CVE-2014-7810 tomcat7
CVE-2014-7810 tomcat6
CVE-2016-5425 tomcat8
CVE-2014-7810 tomcat8
CVE-2015-5346 tomcat8
CVE-2016-5425
CVE-2014-7810
CVE-2016-5388
CVE-2016-6325
CVE-2015-5346
2017-04-01 19:10
2017-01-05 20:14

Description


An update for tomcat is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

Security Fix(es):

* It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed configuration file /usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/tomcat.conf writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-5425)

* It was discovered that the Tomcat packages installed certain configuration files read by the Tomcat initialization script as writeable to the tomcat group. A member of the group or a malicious web application deployed on Tomcat could use this flaw to escalate their privileges. (CVE-2016-6325)

* It was found that the expression language resolver evaluated expressions within a privileged code section. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass security manager protections. (CVE-2014-7810)

* It was discovered that tomcat used the value of the Proxy header from HTTP requests to initialize the HTTP_PROXY environment variable for CGI scripts, which in turn was incorrectly used by certain HTTP client implementations to configure the proxy for outgoing HTTP requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to redirect HTTP requests performed by a CGI script to an attacker-controlled proxy via a malicious HTTP request. (CVE-2016-5388)

* A session fixation flaw was found in the way Tomcat recycled the requestedSessionSSL field. If at least one web application was configured to use the SSL session ID as the HTTP session ID, an attacker could reuse a previously used session ID for further requests. (CVE-2015-5346)

Red Hat would like to thank Dawid Golunski (http://legalhackers.com) for reporting CVE-2016-5425 and Scott Geary (VendHQ) for reporting CVE-2016-5388. The CVE-2016-6325 issue was discovered by Red Hat Product Security.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 tomcat tomcat-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat tomcat-7.0.54-8.el7_2.src.rpm
tomcat-admin-webapps tomcat-admin-webapps-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-docs-webapp tomcat-docs-webapp-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-el-2.2-api tomcat-el-2.2-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-javadoc tomcat-javadoc-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-jsp-2.2-api tomcat-jsp-2.2-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-jsvc tomcat-jsvc-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-lib tomcat-lib-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-servlet-3.0-api tomcat-servlet-3.0-api-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
tomcat-webapps tomcat-webapps-7.0.54-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm