Debian DSA-3739-1 : tomcat8 - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 96018


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 tomcat8 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96018

File Name: debian_DSA-3739.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/20

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: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: 2016/12/18

Reference Information

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

DSA: 3739