Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerabilities (USN-3723-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 111349
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled decoding certain UTF-8 strings. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Tomcat to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
It was discovered that the Tomcat WebSocket client incorrectly performed hostname verification. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to intercept sensitive information. (CVE-2018-8034).
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.