GLSA-201705-09 : Apache Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 100262


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201705-09 (Apache Tomcat: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Tomcat. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, bypass protection mechanisms and authentication restrictions.
A local attacker, who is a tomcat’s system user or belongs to tomcat’s group, could potentially escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Apache Tomcat users have to manually check their Tomcat runscripts to make sure that they don’t use an old, vulnerable runscript. In addition:
All Apache Tomcat 7 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/tomcat-7.0.70:7' All Apache Tomcat 8 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/tomcat-8.0.36:8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100262

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201705-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/05/18

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tomcat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5174, CVE-2015-5345, CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2015-5351, CVE-2016-0706, CVE-2016-0714, CVE-2016-0763, CVE-2016-1240, CVE-2016-3092, CVE-2016-8745, CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648, CVE-2017-5650, CVE-2017-5651

GLSA: 201705-09