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Id RHBA-2013:0014-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0014-01 RHBA tomcat5 bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00


Red Hat 2013:0014-01 RHBA tomcat5 bug fix update for RHEL 5 x86

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07 Jan 2013 12:00:00



Apache Tomcat is a servlet container for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies. This update fixes the following bugs: * Symbolic links to system libraries could be lost rendering Tomcat unusable if a problem occurred during Tomcat start while the RELINK script was running. The event triggering the problem could have been any kind of start interruption, such as closing Tomcat with CTRL+C, driver crash, power outage, and so on. With this update, to provide a workaround for this issue, the RELINK script is called only if explicitly required by the user as the problem is caused by a subordinate utility script, which does not belong to Tomcat. (BZ#493007) * When the tomcat server parsed a cookie whose name contained either single- or double-quotes and then passed that cookie name and value to a servlet, any quotes were removed from the cookie name as expected; however, the cookie values were empty. This update corrects the parsing so that single- or double-quotes can be used inside cookie names and the correct cookie values are returned. (BZ#530089) * The OPTION request did not return the TRACE method as an allowed method and incorrectly reported TRACE as an allowed method. With this update, the information returned to the OPTION request has been corrected. (BZ#543995) * Previously, context.xml files that did not specify the Document Base (docBase) property caused Tomcat to fail on startup with a NullPointerException. With this update, if the docBase property is not defined, it is handled gracefully and the path name to the context is used as docBase. Note that when deploying a context, the docBase attribute is mandatory. (BZ#689924) * On IBM S/390 and 64-bit PowerPC architectures, Tomcat Administration Tool terminated unexpectedly and accessing failed with HTTP Status 404 as JSP pre-compilation was disabled. With this update, JSP has been pre-compiled so that compilation at runtime is not needed and Tomcat Administration Tool can be accessed in this scenario. (BZ#578648) * When a context was deployed with a web application and the etc/localhost/[webapp].xml file existed, tomcat threw a NullPointerException. With this update, the bug no longer occurs. (BZ#691833) * Previously, java.util.logging was not working due to the missing tomcat-juli.jar library in Tomcat. The library has been added and the Tomcat logging works as expected. (BZ#548961) * The /etc/init.d/tomcat5 script returned an incorrect exit status when stopped. With this update, the correct exit value is returned on stop. (BZ#587215) Users are advised to upgrade to these updated tomcat5 packages, which fix these bugs.

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