Debian Security Advisory

DLA-435-1 tomcat6 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Feb 2016
Affected Packages:
tomcat6
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-5174, CVE-2015-5345, CVE-2015-5351, CVE-2016-0706, CVE-2016-0714, CVE-2016-0763.
More information:

Tomcat 6, an implementation of the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications and a pure Java web server environment, was affected by multiple security issues prior version 6.0.45.

  • CVE-2015-5174

    Directory traversal vulnerability in RequestUtil.java in Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.45, 7.x before 7.0.65, and 8.x before 8.0.27 allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and list a parent directory via a /.. (slash dot dot) in a pathname used by a web application in a getResource, getResourceAsStream, or getResourcePaths call, as demonstrated by the $CATALINA_BASE/webapps directory.

  • CVE-2015-5345

    The Mapper component in Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.45, 7.x before 7.0.67, 8.x before 8.0.30, and 9.x before 9.0.0.M2 processes redirects before considering security constraints and Filters, which allows remote attackers to determine the existence of a directory via a URL that lacks a trailing / (slash) character.

  • CVE-2015-5351

    The Manager and Host Manager applications in Apache Tomcat establish sessions and send CSRF tokens for arbitrary new requests, which allows remote attackers to bypass a CSRF protection mechanism by using a token.

  • CVE-2016-0706

    Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.45, 7.x before 7.0.68, 8.x before 8.0.31, and 9.x before 9.0.0.M2 does not place org.apache.catalina.manager.StatusManagerServlet on the org/apache /catalina/core/RestrictedServlets.properties list, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and read arbitrary HTTP requests, and consequently discover session ID values, via a crafted web application.

  • CVE-2016-0714

    The session-persistence implementation in Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.45, 7.x before 7.0.68, 8.x before 8.0.31, and 9.x before 9.0.0.M2 mishandles session attributes, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a web application that places a crafted object in a session.

  • CVE-2016-0763

    The setGlobalContext method in org/apache/naming/factory /ResourceLinkFactory.java in Apache Tomcat does not consider whether ResourceLinkFactory.setGlobalContext callers are authorized, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and read or write to arbitrary application data, or cause a denial of service (application disruption), via a web application that sets a crafted global context.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.45-1~deb6u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat6 packages.