[USN-3519-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jan 8 16:45:48 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3519-1
January 08, 2018
tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerabilities
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat.
- tomcat8: Servlet and JSP engine
- tomcat7: Servlet and JSP engine
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled certain pipelined
requests when sendfile was used. A remote attacker could use this issue to
obtain wrong responses possibly containing sensitive information.
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly used the appropriate facade
object. A malicious application could possibly use this to bypass Security
Manager restrictions. (CVE-2017-5648)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled error pages. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to replace or remove the custom
error page. (CVE-2017-5664)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled the CORS filter. A remote
attacker could possibly use this issue to perform cache poisoning.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5648, CVE-2017-5664, CVE-2017-7674
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