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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91968


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


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tomcat8 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91968

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3027-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/07

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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:F/RL:O/RC:X

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3092

OSVDB: 140354

USN: 3027-1