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Ubuntu: USN-3081-1 (CVE-2016-1240): Tomcat vulnerability

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
7 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) September 19, 2016 September 19, 2016 April 25, 2018

Description

The Tomcat init script in the tomcat7 package before 7.0.56-3+deb8u4 and tomcat8 package before 8.0.14-1+deb8u3 on Debian jessie and the tomcat6 and libtomcat6-java packages before 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the tomcat7 and libtomcat7-java packages before 7.0.52-1ubuntu0.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and tomcat8 and libtomcat8-java packages before 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS allows local users with access to the tomcat account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the Catalina log file, as demonstrated by /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out.

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References

Solution Reference

Java Security Update

Solution

ubuntu-upgrade-libtomcat6-java

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