[SECURITY] [DLA 623-1] tomcat7 security update
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Package : tomcat7
Version : 7.0.28-4+deb7u6
CVE ID : CVE-2016-1240
Dawid Golunski from legalhackers.com discovered that Debian's version
of Tomcat 7 was vulnerable to a local privilege escalation. Local
attackers who have gained access to the server in the context of the
tomcat7 user through a vulnerability in a web application were able to
replace the file with a symlink to an arbitrary file.
The full advisory can be found at
In addition this security update also fixes Debian bug #821391. File
ownership in /etc/tomcat7 will no longer be unconditionally overridden
on upgrade. As another precaution the file permissions of Debian
specific configuration files in /etc/tomcat7 were changed to 640 to
disallow world readable access.
For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your tomcat7 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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