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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3891-1 (tomcat8 - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Aniket Nandkishor Kulkarni discovered that in tomcat8, a servlet and JSP engine, static error pages used the original request's HTTP method to serve content, instead of systematically using the GET method. This could under certain conditions result in undesirable results, including the replacement or removal of the custom error page.

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 oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u10. For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 8.5.14-1+deb9u1. For the testing distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 8.5.14-2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 8.5.14-2. We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)