Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3720-1 tomcat8 -- security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 840685.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-0762, CVE-2016-5018, CVE-2016-6794, CVE-2016-6796, CVE-2016-6797.
More information:

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine, which may result in possible timing attacks to determine valid user names, bypass of the SecurityManager, disclosure of system properties, unrestricted access to global resources, arbitrary file overwrites, and potentially escalation of privileges.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.