Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1468-1 tomcat5.5 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
20 Jan 2008
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2008-0128, CVE-2007-2450.
More information:

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2008-0128

    Olaf Kock discovered that HTTPS encryption was insufficiently enforced for single-sign-on cookies, which could result in information disclosure.

  • CVE-2007-2450

    It was discovered that the Manager and Host Manager web applications performed insufficient input sanitising, which could lead to cross site scripting.

This update also adapts the tomcat5.5-webapps package to the tightened JULI permissions introduced in the previous tomcat5.5 DSA. However, it should be noted, that the tomcat5.5-webapps is for demonstration and documentation purposes only and should not be used for production systems.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 5.5.20-2etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat5.5 packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (stable)

Architecture-independent component:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.