Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : tomcat6, tomcat7 vulnerability (USN-3204-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97304


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97304

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3204-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/03/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat6-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat7-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat7, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6056

OSVDB: 152080

USN: 3204-1