USN-3081-2: Tomcat vulnerability

27 October 2020

The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

Details

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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-3081-1: tomcat7, libtomcat6-java, libtomcat7-java, tomcat6, tomcat8, libtomcat8-java