CVE-2016-1240

Priority
Medium
Description
The Tomcat init script in the tomcat7 package before 7.0.56-3+deb8u4 and
tomcat8 package before 8.0.14-1+deb8u3 on Debian jessie and the tomcat6 and
libtomcat6-java packages before 6.0.35-1ubuntu3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the
tomcat7 and libtomcat7-java packages before 7.0.52-1ubuntu0.7 on Ubuntu
14.04 LTS, and tomcat8 and libtomcat8-java packages before
8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS allows local users with access to the
tomcat account to gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the Catalina
log file, as demonstrated by /var/log/tomcat7/catalina.out.
References
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):needed
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (7.0.52-1ubuntu0.7)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needed
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):DNE
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (6.0.35-1ubuntu3.8)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):DNE
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):released (8.0.36-2ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2)
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):released (8.0.36-2ubuntu1)
More Information

Updated: 2017-10-23 12:23:15 UTC (commit 13562)