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USN-1252-1: Tomcat vulnerabilities

8 November 2011

Tomcat could be made to crash or expose sensitive information over the network.

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Details

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly implemented HTTP DIGEST
authentication. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a variety of
authentication attacks. (CVE-2011-1184)

Polina Genova discovered that Tomcat incorrectly created log entries with
passwords when encountering errors during JMX user creation. A local
attacker could possibly use this flaw to obtain sensitive information. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 10.10 and 11.04. (CVE-2011-2204)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly validated certain request
attributes when sendfile is enabled. A local attacker could bypass intended
restrictions, or cause the JVM to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2526)

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain AJP requests. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to spoof requests, bypass
authentication, and obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 10.10 and 11.04. (CVE-2011-3190)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.