USN-1637-1: Tomcat vulnerabilities
21 November 2012
Several security issues were fixed in Apache Tomcat.
- tomcat6 - Servlet and JSP engine
It was discovered that the Apache Tomcat HTTP NIO connector incorrectly
handled header data. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service by
sending requests with a large amount of header data. (CVE-2012-2733)
It was discovered that Apache Tomcat incorrectly handled DIGEST
authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use these flaws to perform
a replay attack and bypass authentication. (CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886,
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.