SUSE update for tomcat



Published: 2021-11-16
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 3
CVE-ID CVE-2021-30640
CVE-2021-33037
CVE-2021-41079
CWE-ID CWE-287
CWE-444
CWE-835
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP
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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

tomcat-webapps
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat-servlet-4_0-api
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat-lib
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat-jsp-2_3-api
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat-el-3_0-api
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat-admin-webapps
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

tomcat
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Vendor SuSE

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 3 vulnerabilities.

1) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU55417

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30640

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to an error in the JNDI Realm when processing authentication requests. A remote attacker can authenticate using variations of a valid user name and bypass some of the protection provided by the LockOut Realm.

Mitigation

Update the affected package tomcat to the latest version.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP: 15

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing: 15-ESPOS - 15-LTSS

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: 15-LTSS

tomcat-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-servlet-4_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-lib: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-jsp-2_3-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-el-3_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-admin-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat: before 9.0.36-3.84.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2021/suse-su-20213670-1/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Inconsistent interpretation of HTTP requests

EUVDB-ID: #VU55423

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33037

CWE-ID: CWE-444 - Inconsistent Interpretation of HTTP Requests ('HTTP Request Smuggling')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to preform HTTP request smuggling attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of HTTP requests, related to processing of transfer encoding headers.  A remote attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the server and smuggle arbitrary HTTP headers.

Successful exploitation of vulnerability may allow an attacker to poison HTTP cache and perform phishing attacks.

Mitigation

Update the affected package tomcat to the latest version.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP: 15

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing: 15-ESPOS - 15-LTSS

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: 15-LTSS

tomcat-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-servlet-4_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-lib: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-jsp-2_3-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-el-3_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-admin-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat: before 9.0.36-3.84.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2021/suse-su-20213670-1/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

3) Infinite loop

EUVDB-ID: #VU56634

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-41079

CWE-ID: CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop when processing certain TLS packets. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted packet to the application, consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Successful exploitation of vulnerability requires that Apache Tomcat is configured to use NIO+OpenSSL or NIO2+OpenSSL for TLS.

Mitigation

Update the affected package tomcat to the latest version.

Vulnerable software versions

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP: 15

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing: 15-ESPOS - 15-LTSS

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: 15-LTSS

tomcat-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-servlet-4_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-lib: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-jsp-2_3-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-el-3_0-api: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat-admin-webapps: before 9.0.36-3.84.1

tomcat: before 9.0.36-3.84.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2021/suse-su-20213670-1/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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