USN-2302-1: Tomcat vulnerabilities
30 July 2014
Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat.
- tomcat6 - Servlet and JSP engine
- tomcat7 - Servlet and JSP engine
David Jorm discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain requests
submitted using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to cause the Tomcat server to consume resources, resulting in a denial
of service. (CVE-2014-0075)
It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly restrict XSLT stylesheets.
An attacker could use this issue with a crafted web application to bypass
security-manager restrictions and read arbitrary files. (CVE-2014-0096)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain Content-Length
headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw in configurations where
Tomcat is behind a reverse proxy to perform HTTP request smuggling attacks.
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.