ALAS-2013-196


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-196
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-15 23:08 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2013-1976 

Issue Overview:

The (1) tomcat5, (2) tomcat6, and (3) tomcat7 init scripts, as used in the RPM distribution of Tomcat for JBoss Enterprise Web Server 1.0.2 and 2.0.0, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, allow local users to change the ownership of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) tomcat5-initd.log, (b) tomcat6-initd.log, (c) catalina.out, or (d) tomcat7-initd.log.


Affected Packages:

tomcat6


Issue Correction:
Run yum update tomcat6 to update your system.

New Packages:
noarch:
    tomcat6-admin-webapps-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-webapps-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-el-2.1-api-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-lib-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-servlet-2.5-api-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-javadoc-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-jsp-2.1-api-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch
    tomcat6-docs-webapp-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.noarch

src:
    tomcat6-6.0.37-1.1.amzn1.src