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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3739-1 (tomcat8 - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

10 months ago

Summary

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.

Affected Software

Affected Software

tomcat8 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u5. For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 8.5.8-2. We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)