Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1491-1] tomcat8 security update)

Published: 2018-09-02 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
tomcat8 on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u13. We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Two security issues have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine. CVE-2018-1336 An improper handing of overflow in the UTF-8 decoder with supplementary characters can lead to an infinite loop in the decoder causing a Denial of Service. CVE-2018-8034 The host name verification when using TLS with the WebSocket client was missing. It is now enabled by default.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1336
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-8034

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00001.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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