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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                         ESB-2008.0008 -- [Debian]
            New tomcat5.5 packages fix several vulnerabilities
                              7 January 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              tomcat5.5
Publisher:            Debian
Operating System:     Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
Impact:               Overwrite Arbitrary Files
                      Cross-site Scripting
                      Read-only Data Access
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-5461 CVE-2007-5342 CVE-2007-3386
                      CVE-2007-3385 CVE-2007-3382

Ref:                  ESB-2007.0865

Original Bulletin:    http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1447

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1447-1                  security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
January 03, 2008                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tomcat5.5
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-3382 CVE-2007-3385 CVE-2007-3386 CVE-2007-5342 CVE-2007-5461

Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat
servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:


    It was discovered that single quotes (') in cookies were treated
    as a delimiter, which could lead to an information leak.


    It was discovered that the character sequence \" in cookies was
    handled incorrectly, which could lead to an information leak.

    It was discovered that the host manager servlet performed
    insufficient input validation, which could lead to cross-site


    It was discovered that the JULI logging component did not restrict
    its target path, resulting in potential denial of service through
    file overwrites.


    It was discovered that the WebDAV servlet is vulnerable to absolute
    path traversal.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.5.20-2etch1.

The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.

The unstable distribution (sid) will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat5.5 packages.

Upgrade instructions
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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 4.0 (stable)
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:  4796377 5775bae8fac16a0e3a2c913c4768bb37
    Size/MD5 checksum:     1277 c2193e917dd759a50b8481177bfcef39
    Size/MD5 checksum:    28422 6df1691cbea55b10e2d2d865b4b2983a

Architecture independent packages:

    Size/MD5 checksum:  2385530 5f6482d73f7507b5f2f050ea825ee800
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1472296 4bc554684655794b1d82db2160d67bea
    Size/MD5 checksum:    56744 a1de64bb115d03c4d33c28065e0c793a
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1162332 ab90aab000037913260361eec812c573

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

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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>
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