Debian Security Advisory
DLA-622-1 tomcat6 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 15 Sep 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1240.
- More information:
Dawid Golunski from legalhackers.com discovered that Debian's version of Tomcat 6 was vulnerable to a local privilege escalation. Local attackers who have gained access to the server in the context of the tomcat6 user through a vulnerability in a web application were able to replace the file with a symlink to an arbitrary file.
The full advisory can be found at
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.45+dfsg-1~deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat6 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS