USN-3027-1: Tomcat vulnerability

6 July 2016

tomcat8 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Tomcat could be made to hang if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • tomcat8 - Servlet and JSP engine

Details

It was discovered that the Tomcat Fileupload library incorrectly handled certain upload requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
tomcat8 - 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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