DescriptionAs part of the fix for bug 61201, the documentation for Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M22 to 9.0.1, 8.5.16 to 8.5.23, 8.0.45 to 8.0.47 and 7.0.79 to 7.0.82 included an updated description of the search algorithm used by the CGI Servlet to identify which script to execute. The update was not correct. As a result, some scripts may have failed to execute as expected and other scripts may have been executed unexpectedly. Note that the behaviour of the CGI servlet has remained unchanged in this regard. It is only the documentation of the behaviour that was wrong and has been corrected.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tomcat9 (PTS)buster, buster (security)9.0.31-1~deb10u6fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye9.0.43-2~deb11u3fixed
bookworm, sid9.0.64-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tomcat7source(unstable)(not affected)
tomcat8sourcejessie(not affected)
tomcat8sourcestretch(not affected)
tomcat9source(unstable)(not affected)


- tomcat9 <not-affected> (Fixed before initial upload to Debian)
[stretch] - tomcat8 <not-affected> (Issue introduced later)
[jessie] - tomcat8 <not-affected> (Issue introduced later)
tomcat8.0 builds only tomcat8.0-user and libtomcat8.0-java
- tomcat7 <not-affected> (Only affects 7.0.79 to 7.0.82, Upstream bugzilla entry bz#61201 not addressed) (7.0.x) (8.0.x) (8.5.x)
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