Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerabilities (USN-3519-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 105687


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


It 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 105687

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3519-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/9/2018

Updated: 5/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat7-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat8-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648, CVE-2017-5664, CVE-2017-7674

USN: 3519-1