[USN-5360-1] Tomcat vulnerabilities

Paulo Flabiano Smorigo pfsmorigo at canonical.com
Thu Mar 31 21:26:06 UTC 2022

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5360-1
March 31, 2022

tomcat9 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat.

Software Description:
- tomcat9: Apache Tomcat 9 - Servlet and JSP engine


It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly performed input verification.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to intercept sensitive
information. (CVE-2020-13943, CVE-2020-17527, CVE-2021-25122, CVE-2021-30640)

It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly deserialize untrusted data.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-9484, CVE-2021-33037)

It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly validate the input length. An
attacker could possibly use this to trigger an infinite loop, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2020-9494, CVE-2021-25329, CVE-2021-41079)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libtomcat9-embed-java           9.0.31-1ubuntu0.2
  libtomcat9-java                 9.0.31-1ubuntu0.2
  tomcat9                         9.0.31-1ubuntu0.2
  tomcat9-common                  9.0.31-1ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libtomcat9-embed-java           9.0.16-3ubuntu0.18.04.2
  libtomcat9-java                 9.0.16-3ubuntu0.18.04.2
  tomcat9                         9.0.16-3ubuntu0.18.04.2
  tomcat9-common                  9.0.16-3ubuntu0.18.04.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2020-13943, CVE-2020-17527, CVE-2020-9484, CVE-2020-9494,
  CVE-2021-25122, CVE-2021-25329, CVE-2021-30640, CVE-2021-33037,
  CVE-2021-41079, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tomcat9/+bug/1915911

Package Information:
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