openSUSE Security Update : tomcat (openSUSE-2016-1456)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95791



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for tomcat fixes the following issues :

Feature changes :

The embedded Apache Commons DBCP component was updated to version 2.0.
(bsc#1010893 fate#321029)

Security fixes :

- CVE-2016-0762: Realm Timing Attack (bsc#1007854)

- CVE-2016-5018: Security Manager Bypass (bsc#1007855)

- CVE-2016-6794: System Property Disclosure (bsc#1007857)

- CVE-2016-6796: Security Manager Bypass (bsc#1007858)

- CVE-2016-6797: Unrestricted Access to Global Resources (bsc#1007853)

- CVE-2016-8735: Remote code execution vulnerability in JmxRemoteLifecycleListener (bsc#1011805)

- CVE-2016-6816: HTTP Request smuggling vulnerability due to permitting invalid character in HTTP requests (bsc#1011812)

Bug fixes :

- Enabled optional script. See section '(3.4) Using the 'setenv' script' in

This update supplies the new packages apache-commons-pool2 and apache-commons-dbcp in version 2 to allow tomcat to use the DBCP 2.0 interface.

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected tomcat packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95791

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1456.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2016

Updated: 5/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-dbcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-dbcp-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-pool2, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache-commons-pool2-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-el-3_0-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-embed, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsp-2_3-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-jsvc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-lib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-servlet-3_1-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tomcat-webapps, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2016

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797, CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735