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Name: Fehlerhafte Installation von tomcat
ID: 200408-15
Distribution: Gentoo
Plattformen: Keine Angabe
Datum: Mo, 16. August 2004, 13:00
Referenzen: Keine Angabe
Applikationen: Apache Tomcat

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200408-15
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Severity: Normal
Title: Tomcat: Insecure Installation
Date: August 15, 2004
Bugs: #59232
ID: 200408-15

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Synopsis
========

Improper file ownership may allow a member of the tomcat group to
execute scripts as root.

Background
==========

Tomcat is the Apache Jakarta Project's official implementation of Java
Servlets and Java Server Pages.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-www/tomcat < 5.0.27-r3 >= 5.0.27-r3
*>= 4.1.30-r4
*>= 3.3.2-r2

Description
===========

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

Resolution
==========

All Tomcat users can upgrade to the latest stable version, or simply
apply the workaround:

# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-www/tomcat-5.0.27-r3"
# emerge ">=net-www/tomcat-5.0.27-r3"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200408-15.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0
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