Debian DSA-3892-1 : tomcat7 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 101009
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Synopsis

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

Description

Aniket Nandkishor Kulkarni discovered that in tomcat7, 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 tomcat7 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.0.56-3+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 7.0.72-3.

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/tomcat7

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/tomcat7

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3892

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101009

File Name: debian_DSA-3892.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/23/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:tomcat7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5664

DSA: 3892