USN-3787-1: Tomcat vulnerability

10 October 2018

tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerability


  • tomcat7 - Servlet and JSP engine
  • tomcat8 - Servlet and JSP engine


It was discovered that Tomcat incorrectly handled returning redirects to a
directory. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially
crafted URL to redirect to arbitrary URIs.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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