Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1545-1 tomcat8 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Oct 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-11784.
More information:

Sergey Bobrov discovered that when the default servlet returned a redirect to a directory (e.g. redirecting to /foo/ when the user requested /foo) a specially crafted URL could be used to cause the redirect to be generated to any URI of the attackers choice.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u14.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.

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