Debian: tomcat4 denial of service vulnerability

    Date15 Oct 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Aldrin Martoq has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability inApache Tomcat 4.0.x.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 395-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 15th, 2003             
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    Package        : tomcat4
    Vulnerability  : incorrect input handling
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    Aldrin Martoq has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in
    Apache Tomcat 4.0.x. Sending several non-HTTP requests to Tomcat's HTTP
    connector makes Tomcat reject further requests on this port until it is
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
    in version 4.0.3-3woody3.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem does not exist in the
    current version 4.1.24-2.
    We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat4 packages and restart the
    tomcat server.
    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:      708 64c5aa3e586635edcd2678d10ab809d2
          Size/MD5 checksum:    16223 bafcad535ede73b939b31e32be50ca9b
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6
      Architecture independent components:
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1134260 e667be7a8c67c26834069f15dd93f616
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1164474 9b3283713a2de35d7647f4b9e9820c99
          Size/MD5 checksum:   126724 39150e4598d20ed52d49a470d2d8ce7b
      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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