Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : tomcat6, tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerability (USN-3081-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Dawid Golunski discovered that the Tomcat init script incorrectly
handled creating log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain root privileges. (CVE-2016-1240)

This update also reverts a change in behaviour introduced in
USN-3024-1 by setting mapperContextRootRedirectEnabled to True by
default.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93600 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1240

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