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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
11 October 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Apache Tomcat
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-11784
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3787-1
October 10, 2018
tomcat7, tomcat8 vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Tomcat could be made to redirect to arbitrary locations.
- - tomcat8: Servlet and JSP engine
- - tomcat7: 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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