Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200408-15] Tomcat: Insecure installation


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200408-15] Tomcat: Insecure installation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tomcat: Insecure installation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-15
(Tomcat: Insecure installation)


The Gentoo ebuild for Tomcat sets the ownership of the Tomcat init scripts
as tomcat:tomcat, but those scripts are executed with root rights when
the system is started. This may permit a member of the tomcat group to run
arbitrary code with root rights when the Tomcat init scripts are run.

Impact

This could lead to a local privilege escalation or root compromise by
authenticated users.

Workaround

Users may change the ownership of /etc/init.d/tomcat* and
/etc/conf.d/tomcat* to be root:root:
# chown -R root:root /etc/init.d/tomcat*
# chown -R root:root /etc/conf.d/tomcat*


Solution:
All Tomcat users can upgrade to the latest stable version, or simply apply
the workaround:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-servers/tomcat-5.0.27-r3"
# emerge ">=www-servers/tomcat-5.0.27-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Cisco AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 802.11A/B/G Access Point 1242AG
$0.99
Cisco AIR-AP1242AG-A-K9 802.11A/B/G Access Point 1242AG pictureCISCO UCS C24 M3 SERVER TWO E5-2430L 2.0GHZ 64GB NO HDD
$1909.0
CISCO UCS C24 M3 SERVER TWO E5-2430L 2.0GHZ 64GB NO HDD picture512MB DRAM CISCO MCS 7815-I1/7825-I1/7825-H1 (MEM-7815-I1-512 , MEM-7825-H1-512)
$101.47
512MB DRAM CISCO MCS 7815-I1/7825-I1/7825-H1 (MEM-7815-I1-512 , MEM-7825-H1-512) picture64MB DRAM DIMM CISCO 7500 SERIES ROUTERS ROUTE SWITCH PROCESSOR 8 (MEM-RSP8-64M)
$69.63
64MB DRAM DIMM CISCO 7500 SERIES ROUTERS ROUTE SWITCH PROCESSOR 8 (MEM-RSP8-64M) picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.