[SECURITY] [DSA 395-1] New tomcat4 packages fix denial of service

ID DEBIAN:DSA-395-1:39A75
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2003-10-15T00:00:00


Debian Security Advisory DSA 395-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze October 15th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : tomcat4 Vulnerability : incorrect input handling Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no

Aldrin Martoq has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.0.x. Sending several non-HTTP requests to Tomcat's HTTP connector makes Tomcat reject further requests on this port until it is restarted.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem does not exist in the current version 4.1.24-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat4 packages and restart the tomcat server.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      708 64c5aa3e586635edcd2678d10ab809d2
  Size/MD5 checksum:    16223 bafcad535ede73b939b31e32be50ca9b
  Size/MD5 checksum:  1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6

Architecture independent components:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  1134260 e667be7a8c67c26834069f15dd93f616
  Size/MD5 checksum:  1164474 9b3283713a2de35d7647f4b9e9820c99
  Size/MD5 checksum:   126724 39150e4598d20ed52d49a470d2d8ce7b

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.

For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>