Debian DSA-3974-1 : tomcat8 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103259
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two issues were discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine.

- CVE-2017-7674 Rick Riemer discovered that the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing filter did not add a Vary header indicating possible different responses, which could lead to cache poisoning.

- CVE-2017-7675 (stretch only) Markus Dorschmidt found that the HTTP/2 implementation bypassed some security checks, thus allowing an attacker to conduct directory traversal attacks by using specially crafted URLs.


Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 8.5.14-1+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103259

File Name: debian_DSA-3974.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/18/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674, CVE-2017-7675

DSA: 3974