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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6794: Security patch for tomcat6,tomcat7,tomcat8 (ALAS-2016-764)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6794: Security patch for tomcat6,tomcat7,tomcat8 (ALAS-2016-764)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/10/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/11/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

When a SecurityManager is configured, a web application's ability to read system properties should be controlled by the SecurityManager. In Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M9, 8.5.0 to 8.5.4, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.36, 7.0.0 to 7.0.70, 6.0.0 to 6.0.45 the system property replacement feature for configuration files could be used by a malicious web application to bypass the SecurityManager and read system properties that should not be visible.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat6
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat7
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat8

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat6
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat7
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-tomcat8

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