Debian Security Advisory

DLA-746-1 tomcat6 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
16 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 845393, Bug 845425, Bug 846298.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9774.
More information:

Paul Szabo discovered a potential privilege escalation that could be exploited in the situation envisaged in DLA-622-1. This update also addresses two regressions which were introduced by the fixes for CVE-2016-5018 (when running Jasper with SecurityManager enabled) and CVE-2016-6797.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 6.0.45+dfsg-1~deb7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat6 packages.

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