Debian Security Advisory

DLA-823-2 tomcat7 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Feb 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 854551.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6056.
More information:

The update for tomcat7 issued as DLA-823-1 caused that the server could return HTTP 400 errors under certain circumstances. Updated packages are now available to correct this issue. For reference, the original advisory text follows.

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.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.28-4+deb7u11.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat7 packages.

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