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Ubuntu: USN-3204-1 (CVE-2017-6056): Tomcat vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3204-1 (CVE-2017-6056): Tomcat vulnerability

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
02/17/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/21/2017
Modified
04/25/2018

Description

It was discovered that a programming error in the processing of HTTPS requests in the Apache Tomcat servlet and JSP engine may result in denial of service via an infinite loop. The denial of service is easily achievable as a consequence of backporting a CVE-2016-6816 fix but not backporting the fix for Tomcat bug 57544. Distributions affected by this backporting issue include Debian (before 7.0.56-3+deb8u8 and 8.0.14-1+deb8u7 in jessie) and Ubuntu.

Solution(s)

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

References

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

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