Debian DSA-3891-1 : tomcat8 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101008

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Aniket Nandkishor Kulkarni discovered that in tomcat8, a servlet and JSP engine, static error pages used the original request's HTTP method to serve content, instead of systematically using the GET method. This could under certain conditions result in undesirable results, including the replacement or removal of the custom error page.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u10.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.5.14-1+deb9u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=864447

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=802312

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/tomcat8

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/tomcat8

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3891

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101008

File Name: debian_DSA-3891.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/23

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5664

DSA: 3891