Debian DLA-1491-1 : tomcat8 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112230
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionTwo security issues have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine.
An improper handing of overflow in the UTF-8 decoder with supplementary characters can lead to an infinite loop in the decoder causing a Denial of Service.
The host name verification when using TLS with the WebSocket client was missing. It is now enabled by default.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u13.
We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.