CVE Database

CVE-2013-1976

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-05-28
Bugzilla: 927622: CVE-2013-1976 tomcat: Improper TOMCAT_LOG management in init script (DoS, ACE)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1976 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This flaw pertains to the init scripts provided by the RPM distribution of tomcat in various Red Hat products. ZIP distributions do not include init scripts, and are not affected by this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (tomcat5) RHSA-2013:0870 May 28, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (tomcat6) RHSA-2013:0869 May 28, 2013
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0872 May 28, 2013
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2013:0872 May 28, 2013
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server RHSA-2013:0871 May 28, 2013
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0871 May 28, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Simon Fayer of Imperial College London for reporting this issue.

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