Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3738-1 tomcat7 -- security update

Date Reported:
18 Dec 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 802312, Bug 845385, Bug 845393.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735, CVE-2016-9774, CVE-2016-9775.
More information:

Multiple security vulnerabilities were discovered in the Tomcat servlet and JSP engine, as well as in its Debian-specific maintainer scripts. Those flaws allowed for privilege escalation, information disclosure, and remote code execution.

As part of this update, several regressions stemming from incomplete fixes for previous vulnerabilities were also fixed.

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.56-3+deb8u6.

For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 7.0.72-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat7 packages.