Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerability (USN-3204-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97304
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain HTTP requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Tomcat to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.