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    Debian: New tomcat5.5 packages fix several vulnerabilities

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    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. Olaf Kock discovered that HTTPS encryption was insufficiently enforced for single-sign-on cookies, which could result in information disclosure.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1468-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    January 20, 2008                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tomcat5.5
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0128 CVE-2007-2450
    
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat
    servlet and JSP engine. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2008-0128
    
        Olaf Kock discovered that HTTPS encryption was insufficiently
        enforced for single-sign-on cookies, which could result in
        information disclosure.
    
    CVE-2007-2450
    
        It was discovered that the Manager and Host Manager web applications
        performed insufficient input sanitising, which could lead to cross-
        site scripting.
    
    This update also adapts the tomcat5.5-webapps package to the tightened
    JULI permissions introduced in the previous tomcat5.5 DSA. However, it
    should be noted, that the tomcat5.5-webapps is for demonstration and
    documentation purposes only and should not be used for production
    systems.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.5.20-2etch2.
    
    The old stable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain tomcat5.5.
    
    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:
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  4796377 5775bae8fac16a0e3a2c913c4768bb37
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    29045 3269f3be8bdf47cf1fb11bf31bcc564c
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1277 834e30a6f96d53b9a30beb71f5eb76b6
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-admin_5.5.20-2etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1160336 8fd1c53caad5b17d143b6702db7f558b
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/libtomcat5.5-java_5.5.20-2etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2384958 ca939178066edd204e6e891f5ec18e48
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5_5.5.20-2etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    56918 17b4854ccadb2ca5034eefb3dfdb0b9b
      https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tomcat5.5/tomcat5.5-webapps_5.5.20-2etch2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1467572 6740d144b07556d1d6e38c6babd88937
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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    For apt-get: deb https://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
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