Debian DSA-3842-1 : tomcat7 - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99971


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in tomcat7, a servlet and JSP engine.

- CVE-2017-5647 Pipelined requests were processed incorrectly, which could result in some responses appearing to be sent for the wrong request.

- CVE-2017-5648 Some application listeners calls were issued against the wrong objects, allowing untrusted applications running under a SecurityManager to bypass that protection mechanism and access or modify information associated with other web applications.


Upgrade the tomcat7 packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.56-3+deb8u10.

For the upcoming stable (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.72-3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99971

File Name: debian_DSA-3842.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/04

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648

DSA: 3842