Debian DSA-3720-1 : tomcat8 - security update

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 95033

File Name: debian_DSA-3720.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/22

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/21

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3720