[USN-4251-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jan 27 16:21:53 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4251-1
January 27, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat.
- tomcat8: Servlet and JSP engine
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled the RMI registry when
configured with the JMX Remote Lifecycle Listener. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to obtain credentials and gain complete control
over the Tomcat instance. (CVE-2019-12418)
It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled FORM authentication. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a session fixation
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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