Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerabilities (USN-3519-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105687
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain pipelined requests when sendfile was used. A remote attacker could use this issue to obtain wrong responses possibly containing sensitive information. (CVE-2017-5647)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly used the appropriate facade object. A malicious application could possibly use this to bypass Security Manager restrictions. (CVE-2017-5648)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled error pages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to replace or remove the custom error page. (CVE-2017-5664)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled the CORS filter. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform cache poisoning. (CVE-2017-7674).
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.