USN-3081-1: Tomcat vulnerability
19 September 2016
The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
Dawid Golunski discovered that the Tomcat init script incorrectly handled
creating log files. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
obtain root privileges. (CVE-2016-1240)
This update also reverts a change in behaviour introduced in USN-3024-1 by
setting mapperContextRootRedirectEnabled to True by default.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-3081-2: tomcat6, libservlet2.5-java-doc, libservlet2.5-java