Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : tomcat8 vulnerability (USN-3027-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91968
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that the Tomcat Fileupload library incorrectly handled certain upload requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected tomcat8 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3027-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91968

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3027-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/7/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat8, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/6/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/4/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3092

USN: 3027-1