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    Ubuntu 3081-2: Tomcat vulnerability

    Date 27 Oct 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3081-2
    October 27, 2020
    
    tomcat6 vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
    
    Software Description:
    - tomcat6: Servlet and JSP engine
    
    Details:
    
    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. (CVE-2016-1240)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libservlet2.5-java              6.0.45+dfsg-1ubuntu0.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/3081-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/3081-1
      CVE-2016-1240
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tomcat6/6.0.45+dfsg-1ubuntu0.2
    
    

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