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USN-3081-2: Tomcat vulnerability

27 October 2020

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.

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.


Related notices

  • USN-3081-1: libservlet3.1-java, tomcat8-user, libtomcat8-java, tomcat8, tomcat8-admin, libtomcat7-java, libtomcat6-java, tomcat8-common, tomcat7-common, tomcat8-examples, libservlet3.1-java-doc, tomcat7-examples, libservlet3.0-java-doc, tomcat7, tomcat7-user, libservlet3.0-java, tomcat7-admin, tomcat6, tomcat8-docs, tomcat7-docs