SUSE-SU-2015:1565-1: moderate: Security update for tomcat6

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Wed Sep 16 09:09:49 MDT 2015

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for tomcat6

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2015:1565-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #906152 #917127 #926762 #931442 #932698 #934219 
Cross-References:   CVE-2014-0227 CVE-2014-0230 CVE-2014-7810
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4

   An update that solves three vulnerabilities and has three
   fixes is now available.


   This update for Tomcat fixes the following security issues:

   - CVE-2014-7810: Security manager bypass via EL expressions. (bsc#931442)
     It was found that the expression language resolver evaluated expressions
     within a privileged code section. A malicious web application could have
     used this flaw to bypass security manager protections.

   - CVE-2014-0227: Limited DoS in chunked transfer encoding input filter.
     (bsc#917127) It was discovered that the ChunkedInputFilter
     implementation did not fail subsequent attempts to read input early
     enough. A remote attacker could have used this flaw to perform a denial
     of service attack, by streaming an unlimited quantity of data, leading
     to consumption of server resources.

   - CVE-2014-0230: Non-persistent DoS attack by feeding data by aborting an
     upload It was possible for a remote attacker to trigger a non-persistent
     DoS attack by feeding data by aborting an upload. (bsc#926762)

   Additionally, the following non-security issues have been fixed:

   - Fix rights of all files within /usr/share/tomcat6/bin. (bsc#906152)
   - Don't overwrite /var/run/ when Tomcat is already running.
   - Miscellaneous fixes and improvements to Tomcat's init script.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch slessp4-tomcat6-12092=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (noarch):



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