Debian DSA-4281-1 : tomcat8 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 112185
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Synopsis

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

Description

Several issues were discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine.
They could lead to unauthorized access to protected resources, denial-of-service, or information leak.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 8.5.14-1+deb9u3.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=867247

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/tomcat8

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/tomcat8

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4281

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112185

File Name: debian_DSA-4281.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/30/2018

Updated: 11/13/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

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:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/29/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1304, CVE-2018-1305, CVE-2018-1336, CVE-2018-8034, CVE-2018-8037

DSA: 4281