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Security Updates

Please note that, except in rare circumstances, binary patches are not produced for individual vulnerabilities. To obtain the binary fix for a particular vulnerability you should upgrade to an Apache Tomcat version where that vulnerability has been fixed.

Source patches, usually in the form of references to SVN commits, may be provided in either in a vulnerability announcement and/or the vulnerability details listed on these pages. These source patches may be used by users wishing to build their own local version of Tomcat with just that security patch rather than upgrade. Please note that an exercise is currently underway to add links to the svn commits for all the vulnerabilities listed on these pages.

Lists of security problems fixed in released versions of Apache Tomcat are available:

Lists of security problems fixed in versions of Apache Tomcat that may be downloaded from the archives are also available:

Reporting New Security Problems with Apache Tomcat

The Apache Software Foundation takes a very active stance in eliminating security problems and denial of service attacks against Apache Tomcat.

We strongly encourage folks to report such problems to our private security mailing list first, before disclosing them in a public forum.

Please note that the security mailing list should only be used for reporting undisclosed security vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat and managing the process of fixing such vulnerabilities. We cannot accept regular bug reports or other queries at this address. All mail sent to this address that does not relate to an undisclosed security problem in the Apache Tomcat source code will be ignored.

If you need to report a bug that isn't an undisclosed security vulnerability, please use the bug reporting page.

Questions about:

  • how to configure Tomcat securely
  • if a vulnerability applies to your particular application
  • obtaining further information on a published vulnerability
  • availability of patches and/or new releases

should be addressed to the users mailing list. Please see the mailing lists page for details of how to subscribe.

The private security mailing address is: security@tomcat.apache.org

Note that all networked servers are subject to denial of service attacks, and we cannot promise magic workarounds to generic problems (such as a client streaming lots of data to your server, or re-requesting the same URL repeatedly). In general our philosophy is to avoid any attacks which can cause the server to consume resources in a non-linear relationship to the size of inputs.

Errors and omissions

Please report any errors or omissions to security@tomcat.apache.org .