Debian DLA-1545-1 : tomcat8 security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118119

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Sergey Bobrov discovered that when the default servlet returned a redirect to a directory (e.g. redirecting to /foo/ when the user requested /foo) a specially crafted URL could be used to cause the redirect to be generated to any URI of the attackers choice.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u14.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/10/msg00006.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118119

File Name: debian_DLA-1545.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libservlet3.1-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libservlet3.1-java-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtomcat8-java, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8-admin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8-docs, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8-examples, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8-user, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11784