Debian DSA-3738-1 : tomcat7 - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96017
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine, as well as in its Debian-specific maintainer scripts. Those flaws allowed for privilege escalation, information disclosure, and remote code execution.

As part of this update, several regressions stemming from incomplete fixes for previous vulnerabilities were also fixed.


Upgrade the tomcat7 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.56-3+deb8u6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96017

File Name: debian_DSA-3738.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


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: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat7, 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: 12/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735, CVE-2016-9774, CVE-2016-9775

DSA: 3738