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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tomcat4

Oct 15, 2003, 15:49 (0 Talkback[s])
Debian Security Advisory DSA 395-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
October 15th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : tomcat4
Vulnerability : incorrect input handling
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific : no

Aldrin Martoq has discovered a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in Apache Tomcat 4.0.x. Sending several non-HTTP requests to Tomcat's HTTP connector makes Tomcat reject further requests on this port until it is restarted.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem does not exist in the current version 4.1.24-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat4 packages and restart the tomcat server.

Upgrade Instructions


wget url

will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb

will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update

will update the internal database apt-get upgrade

will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody


Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 708 64c5aa3e586635edcd2678d10ab809d2
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 16223 bafcad535ede73b939b31e32be50ca9b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1588186 2b2e0d859f7152e5225633933e6585d6

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/libtomcat4-java_4.0.3-3woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1134260 e667be7a8c67c26834069f15dd93f616
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4-webapps_4.0.3-3woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1164474 9b3283713a2de35d7647f4b9e9820c99
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/contrib/t/tomcat4/tomcat4_4.0.3-3woody3_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 126724 39150e4598d20ed52d49a470d2d8ce7b

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next revision.


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>