Debian DSA-3670-1 : tomcat8 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 93549


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


Dawid Golunski of LegalHackers discovered that the Tomcat init script performed unsafe file handling, which could result in local privilege escalation.


Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93549

File Name: debian_DSA-3670.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/16

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1240

DSA: 3670