[USN-3081-2] Tomcat vulnerability
emilia.torino at canonical.com
Tue Oct 27 18:33:30 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3081-2
October 27, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- tomcat6: Servlet and JSP engine
Dawid Golunski discovered that the Tomcat init script incorrectly
handled creating log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to obtain root privileges. (CVE-2016-1240)
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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