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Debian: CVE-2016-6816: tomcat6, tomcat7, tomcat8 -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2016-6816: tomcat6, tomcat7, tomcat8 -- security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/01/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/19/2016
Modified
02/25/2019

Description

The code in Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M11, 8.5.0 to 8.5.6, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.38, 7.0.0 to 7.0.72, and 6.0.0 to 6.0.47 that parsed the HTTP request line permitted invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that also permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack and/or obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-tomcat6
  • debian-upgrade-tomcat7
  • debian-upgrade-tomcat8

References

  • debian-upgrade-tomcat6
  • debian-upgrade-tomcat7
  • debian-upgrade-tomcat8

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