Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3670-1 tomcat8 -- security update

Date Reported:
15 Sep 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-1240.
More information:

Dawid Golunski of LegalHackers discovered that the Tomcat init script performed unsafe file handling, which could result in local privilege escalation.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 8.0.14-1+deb8u3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat8 packages.