Dear Markus,

>> [ I contacted about this, but no response ... ]
> ... Please send them to the security team
> first and not to a public mailing list.

I did. They did not reply within what seemed a reasonable timeframe.

>> Recently DSA-3670 was released, and /etc/init.d/tomcat8 modified so...
> No, we did not modify this part in /etc/init.d/tomcat8. ...

Whoops, sorry, you are right. Now checking, I do not see how I got
confused. This is a separate, maybe new issue.

> ... more information and a working proof
> of concept code are appreciated. ...

Maybe the security team will understand (recognize, accept) the issue
without a PoC. If they reply with such a need, then I will write one.

You or they might accept the suggested patch/fix: mkdir without -p,
chown with -h.

Cheers, Paul

Paul Szabo
School of Mathematics and Statistics   University of Sydney    Australia

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