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HPSBUX03665 rev.3 - HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), URL Redirection


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HPSBUX03665 rev.3 - HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine, Remote Denial of Service (DoS), URL Redirection
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2016-11-03

Last Updated: 2016-11-30

Potential Security Impact: Remote: Denial of Service (DoS), URL Redirection

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPE Product Security Response Team


Potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in the HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet Engine. These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely to create a Denial of Service (DoS) or URL Redirection.

  • CVE-2016-3092 - Apache Tomcat, Remote Denial of Service (DoS)
  • CVE-2016-5388 - Apache Tomcat, Remote URL Redirection

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

HP-UX Tomcat-based Servlet v.7.x Engine B.11.31 - Tomcat 7 prior to D.


CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics
V3 Vector
V3 Base Score
V2 Vector
V2 Base Score
Information on CVSS is documented in HPE Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002


HPE has provided the following software update to resolve the vulnerabilities in HP-UX Apache Tomcat 7 Servlet Engine:

  • Tomcat for HP-UX Release B.11.31 (IPF and PA-RISC)

    • 64 bit Depot: HP_UX_11.31_HPUXWS24ATW-B501-11-31-64.depot
    • 32 bit Depot: HP_UX_11.31_HPUXWS24ATW-B501-11-31-32.depot
  • Note: The depot file can be found here:

  • Tomcat for Apache 2.2:

    • Install the depot via the link provided and then follow these steps to enable Tomcat for Apache 2.2:

      1.Run “swremove” to remove the previously installed Tomcat (if any)

      2.rm –rf /opt/hpws22/tomcat

      3.Create the link using ln -s /opt/hpws24/tomcat /opt/hpws22/tomcat


Download and install the software update


HP-UX Software Assistant: HP-UX Software Assistant is an enhanced application that replaces HP-UX Security Patch Check. It analyzes all Security Bulletins issued by HPE and lists recommended actions that may apply to a specific HP-UX system. It can also download patches and create a depot automatically. For more information see:

The following text is for use by the HP-UX Software Assistant.


HP-UX B.11.31 IA/PA
action: install revision D. or subsequent


  • Version:1 (rev.1) - 4 November 2016 Initial release
  • Version:2 (rev.2) - 8 November 2016 Removed extraneous text from background section
  • Version:3 (rev.3) - 30 November 2016 Details added to enable Tomcat for Apache 2.2, removed PSRT numbers

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches that are to be installed on systems running Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software products should be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy.

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