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tomcat -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages
tomcat6 < 6.0.40
tomcat7 < 7.0.53
tomcat8 < 8.0.4

Details

VuXML ID 81fc1076-1286-11e4-bebd-000c2980a9f3
Discovery 2014-05-23
Entry 2014-07-23

Tomcat Security Team reports:

Tomcat does not properly restrict XSLT stylesheets, which allows remote attackers to bypass security-manager restrictions and read arbitrary files via a crafted web application that provides an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue.

An integer overflow, when operated behind a reverse proxy, allows remote attackers to conduct HTTP request smuggling attacks via a crafted Content-Length HTTP header.

An integer overflow in parseChunkHeader allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a malformed chunk size in chunked transfer coding of a request during the streaming of data.

References

CVE Name CVE-2014-0075
CVE Name CVE-2014-0096
CVE Name CVE-2014-0099
URL https://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
URL https://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html
URL https://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html