(RHSA-2007:0871) Moderate: tomcat security update

2007-09-26T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2007:0871
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T11:56:14

Description

Tomcat is a servlet container for Java Servlet and Java Server Pages technologies.

Tomcat was found treating single quote characters -- ' -- as delimiters in cookies. This could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-3382).

It was reported Tomcat did not properly handle the following character sequence in a cookie: \" (a backslash followed by a double-quote). It was possible remote attackers could use this failure to obtain sensitive information, such as session IDs, for session hijacking attacks (CVE-2007-3385).

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability existed in the Host Manager Servlet. This allowed remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTML and web script via crafted requests (CVE-2007-3386).

Users of Tomcat should update to these erratum packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.