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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-9775): Tomcat regression

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2016-9775): Tomcat regression

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/18/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/24/2017
Modified
07/27/2021

Description

The postrm script in the tomcat6 package before 6.0.45+dfsg-1~deb7u3 on Debian wheezy, before 6.0.45+dfsg-1~deb8u1 on Debian jessie, before 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.9 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; the tomcat7 package before 7.0.28-4+deb7u7 on Debian wheezy, before 7.0.56-3+deb8u6 on Debian jessie, before 7.0.52-1ubuntu0.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10; and the tomcat8 package before 8.0.14-1+deb8u5 on Debian jessie, before 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, before 8.0.37-1ubuntu0.1 on Ubuntu 16.10, and before 8.0.38-2ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 17.04 might allow local users with access to the tomcat account to gain root privileges via a setgid program in the Catalina directory, as demonstrated by /etc/tomcat8/Catalina/attack.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libtomcat6-java
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libtomcat7-java
  • ubuntu-upgrade-libtomcat8-java
  • ubuntu-upgrade-tomcat6
  • ubuntu-upgrade-tomcat7
  • ubuntu-upgrade-tomcat8

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