Debian DLA-1545-1 : tomcat8 security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118119
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionSergey 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.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.