【CESA-2017:0527】An update for tomcat6 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


An update for tomcat6 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a
detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages
(JSP) technologies.

Security Fix(es):

* It was discovered that the code that parsed the HTTP request line permitted
invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that
also permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to
inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response the
attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack, or obtain sensitive
information from requests other then their own. (CVE-2016-6816)

Note: This fix causes Tomcat to respond with an HTTP 400 Bad Request error when
request contains characters that are not permitted by the HTTP specification to
appear not encoded, even though they were previously accepted. The newly
introduced system property tomcat.util.http.parser.HttpParser.requestTargetAllow
can be used to configure Tomcat to accept curly braces ({ and }) and the pipe
symbol (|) in not encoded form, as these are often used in URLs without being
properly encoded.

* A bug was discovered in the error handling of the send file code for the NIO
HTTP connector. This led to the current Processor object being added to the
Processor cache multiple times allowing information leakage between requests
including, and not limited to, session ID and the response body. (CVE-2016-8745)

Bugs Fixed

1397484 – CVE-2016-6816 tomcat: HTTP Request smuggling vulnerability due to permitting invalid character in HTTP requests
1403824 – CVE-2016-8745 tomcat: information disclosure due to incorrect Processor sharing