Debian DSA-3614-1 : tomcat7 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 91925

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The TERASOLUNA Framework Development Team discovered a denial of service vulnerability in Apache Commons FileUpload, a package to make it easy to add robust, high-performance, file upload capability to servlets and web applications. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw by sending file upload requests that cause the HTTP server using the Apache Commons Fileupload library to become unresponsive, preventing the server from servicing other requests.

Apache Tomcat uses a package renamed copy of Apache Commons FileUpload to implement the file upload requirements of the Servlet specification and is therefore also vulnerable to the denial of service vulnerability.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat7 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 7.0.56-3+deb8u3.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/tomcat7

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3614

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91925

File Name: debian_DSA-3614.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/05

Updated: 2020/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat7, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3092

DSA: 3614