Apache Tomcat SSL configuration security bypass

tomcat-ssl-security-bypass (34212) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the SSL default configuration. A remote attacker could use insecure cipher suites including the anonymous cipher suite to bypass security restrictions to obtain sensitive information and possibly launch further attacks on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

For Apache Tomcat 4.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of Apache Tomcat (4.1.32 or later), available from the Apache Tomcat Web site. See References.

For Apache Tomcat 5.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of Apache Tomcat (5.5.17 or later), available from the Apache Tomcat Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apache Tomcat Web site: Apache Tomcat 4.x vulnerabilities.
  • Apache Tomcat Web site: Apache Tomcat 5.x vulnerabilities.
  • CA Security Response Blog, Jan 23 2009, 06:04 PM: CA20090123-01: Cohesion Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities .
  • CA20090123-01: Security Notice for Cohesion Tomcat.
  • Novell Document ID: 7006398: Tomcat 5.0.28 in ZLM 7.3 subject to "Multiple Vendor Multiple HTTP Request Smuggling Vulnerabilities".
  • Oracle Web site: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2014.
  • ASA-2007-206: tomcat security update (RHSA-2007-0326)
  • BID-28482: Apache Tomcat SSL Anonymous Cipher Configuration Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • BID-64758: RETIRED: Oracle January 2014 Critical Patch Update Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-1858: The default SSL cipher configuration in Apache Tomcat 4.1.28 through 4.1.31, 5.0.0 through 5.0.30, and 5.5.0 through 5.5.17 uses certain insecure ciphers, including the anonymous cipher, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or have other, unspecified impacts.
  • OSVDB ID: 34882: Apache Tomcat Default SSL Ciphersuite Configuration Weakness
  • RHSA-2007-0326: Important: tomcat security update
  • RHSA-2007-0340: Important: tomcat security update
  • RHSA-2007-1069: Moderate: tomcat security update for Red Hat Network Satellite Server
  • SA33668: CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager Apache Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA40425: Novell ZENworks Linux Management Tomcat Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA44183: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SUSE-SR:2008:007: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Apache Tomcat 4.1.28
  • Apache Tomcat 4.1.31
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.0
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.1
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.10
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.11
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.12
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.13
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.14
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.15
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.16
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.17
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.18
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.19
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.2
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.21
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.22
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.23
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.24
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.25
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.26
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.27
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.28
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.29
  • Apache Tomcat 5.0.30
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.0
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.1
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.10
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.11
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.12
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.13
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.14
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.15
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.16
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.17
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.2
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.3
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.4
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.5
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.6
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.7
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.8
  • Apache Tomcat 5.5.9
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5
  • CA Cohesion Application Configuration Manager 4.5 SP1
  • Novell ZENworks Linux Management 7.3
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.0
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.1
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 4.2
  • RedHat Network Satellite Server 5.0
  • RedHat RHEL Application Server 2

Reported:

May 09, 2007

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