Debian DSA-3720-1 : tomcat8 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 95033

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine, which may result in possible timing attacks to determine valid user names, bypass of the SecurityManager, disclosure of system properties, unrestricted access to global resources, arbitrary file overwrites, and potentially escalation of privileges.

Solution

Upgrade the tomcat8 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u4.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=840685

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3720

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95033

File Name: debian_DSA-3720.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/22/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

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

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:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797

DSA: 3720