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    Debian: tomcat3 multiple vulnerabilities

    Date 30 Jan 2003
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    There are multiple vulnerabilities in the tomcat 3.x packages.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 246-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    January 29th, 2003             
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    Package        : tomcat
    Vulnerability  : information exposure, cross site scripting
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0042 CAN-2003-0043 CAN-2003-0044
    The developers of tomcat discovered several problems in tomcat version
    3.x.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
    following problems:
     . CAN-2003-0042: A maliciously crafted request could return a
       directory listing even when an index.html, index.jsp, or other
       welcome file is present.  File contents can be returned as well.
     . CAN-2003-0043: A malicious web application could read the contents
       of some files outside the web application via its web.xml file in
       spite of the presence of a security manager.  The content of files
       that can be read as part of an XML document would be accessible.
     . CAN-2003-0044: A cross-site scripting vulnerability was discovered
       in the included sample web application that allows remote attackers
       to execute arbitrary script code.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.3a-4.1.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain tomcat packages.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.3.1a-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat package.
    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 GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      714 1c34b1fdedf90ea10531ed12a8c6ae0b
          Size/MD5 checksum:    15146 c58c7edd2df1a806b510068ab7a9a04f
          Size/MD5 checksum:  2087545 2df39325c7293ee11ae5547281ca1077
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1196810 1ed6efa36586a8a3d3b527aeebbc4531
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    51522 1e11d6a43654fc6d921c8bc90ad15b4b
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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