Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerability (USN-3787-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118068

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled returning redirects to a directory. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted URL to redirect to arbitrary URIs.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3787-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118068

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3787-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/11

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11784

USN: 3787-1