===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: tomcat security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0864-02 Product: Red Hat Developer Suite v.3 Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0864.html Issue date: 2008-10-02 Keywords: Security CVE Names: CVE-2008-1232 CVE-2008-1947 CVE-2008-2370 CVE-2008-2938 =====================================================================
Updated tomcat packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Developer Suite 3.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Developer Suite v.3 (AS v.4) - noarch
Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the HttpServletResponse.sendError() method. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via forged HTTP headers. (CVE-2008-1232)
An additional cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered in the host manager application. A remote attacker could inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)
A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote attacker could utilize a specially-crafted request parameter to access protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)
An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the "allowLinking" and "URIencoding" settings were activated. A remote attacker could use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges and obtain local files accessible to the Tomcat process. (CVE-2008-2938)
Users of tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied.