Debian DSA-4596-1 : tomcat8 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 132427
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several issues were discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine, which could result in session fixation attacks, information disclosure, cross-site scripting, denial of service via resource exhaustion and insecure redirects.


Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 8.5.50-0+deb9u1. This update also requires an updated version of tomcat-native which has been updated to 1.2.21-1~deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 132427

File Name: debian_DSA-4596.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/30/2019

Updated: 7/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11784, CVE-2018-8014, CVE-2019-0199, CVE-2019-0221, CVE-2019-12418, CVE-2019-17563

DSA: 4596