Red Hat: 2013:0870-01: tomcat5: Important Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated tomcat5 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: tomcat5 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:0870-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0870.html
Issue date:        2013-05-28
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-1976 
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1. Summary:

Updated tomcat5 packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer
Pages (JSP) technologies.

A flaw was found in the way the tomcat5 init script handled the
catalina.out log file. A malicious web application deployed on Tomcat
could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack to change the
ownership of an arbitrary system file to that of the tomcat user, allowing
them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2013-1976)

Note: With this update, /var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out has been moved to the
/var/log/tomcat5-initd.log file.

Red Hat would like to thank Simon Fayer of Imperial College London for
reporting this issue.

Users of Tomcat are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take
effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

927622 - CVE-2013-1976 tomcat: Improper TOMCAT_LOG management in init script (DoS, ACE)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm

x86_64:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.src.rpm

i386:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.i386.rpm

ia64:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ia64.rpm

ppc:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc64.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.ppc.rpm

s390x:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
tomcat5-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-admin-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-common-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-debuginfo-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jasper-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-jsp-2.0-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-server-lib-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-servlet-2.4-api-javadoc-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm
tomcat5-webapps-5.5.23-0jpp.40.el5_9.x86_64.rpm

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7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-1976.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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