Debian DSA-3428-1 : tomcat8 - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87511
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that malicious web applications could use the Expression Language to bypass protections of a Security Manager as expressions were evaluated within a privileged code section.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u1.

See Also

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3428

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87511

File Name: debian_DSA-3428.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/21/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat8, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7810

DSA: 3428