Advisories ยป MGASA-2016-0417

Updated tomcat package fixes security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 11 Dec 2016
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5
CVE: CVE-2016-6816 , CVE-2016-8735


The code that parsed the HTTP request line permitted invalid characters.
This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that also
permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to
inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response
the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack and/or
obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own

The JmxRemoteLifecycleListener was not updated to take account of
Oracle's fix for CVE-2016-3427. Therefore, Tomcat installations using
this listener remained vulnerable to a similar remote code execution
vulnerability. This issue has been rated as important rather than
critical due to the small number of installations using this listener
and that it would be highly unusual for the JMX ports to be accessible
to an attacker even when the listener is used (CVE-2016-8735).