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Ubuntu alert USN-1637-1 (tomcat6)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1637-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities
Date:  Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:18:28 -0500
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1637-1 November 21, 2012 tomcat6 vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in Apache Tomcat. Software Description: - tomcat6: Servlet and JSP engine Details: It was discovered that the Apache Tomcat HTTP NIO connector incorrectly handled header data. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service by sending requests with a large amount of header data. (CVE-2012-2733) It was discovered that Apache Tomcat incorrectly handled DIGEST authentication. A remote attacker could possibly use these flaws to perform a replay attack and bypass authentication. (CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libtomcat6-java 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.1 Ubuntu 11.10: libtomcat6-java 6.0.32-5ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libtomcat6-java 6.0.24-2ubuntu1.11 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-3439, CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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