USN-3081-2: Tomcat vulnerability

27 October 2020

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



  • tomcat6 - Servlet and JSP engine


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: libtomcat7-java, libtomcat6-java, tomcat6, tomcat8, libtomcat8-java, tomcat7