Issued: 18th September 2020
This bulletin addresses the deprecation of support for Tomcat 7 as of TeamServer version 3.7.10 which will be released in December 2020.
Currently, Contrast supports TeamServer running on Tomcat versions 7 and 9. Due to the age and issues in Tomcat 7 (see previous email and announcement posted here: Support Bulletin: Ghostcat CVE-2020-1938).
As of December 1, 2020, TeamServer will support only version 9 of Tomcat.
Why are we making this change?
- The Apache Tomcat team has announced end of life for Tomcat 7 as March 31, 2021, and Tomcat 8 went end of life as of June 30, 2018.
- Contrast is aligning support for Tomcat 9 across our SaaS and EOP offerings.
What does this mean to you?
This impacts on-premises/non-SaaS customers running the Contrast TeamServer on Tomcat version 7. Note that customers who use the Contrast-supplied, embedded Tomcat should just upgrade to TeamServer version 3.7.10 when it is released in December.
If you are a SaaS customer there is no action required on your part.
TeamServer versions lower than 3.7.10 will continue deprecated support of Tomcat 7, but we strongly recommend that on-premises (EOP) customers upgrade to the latest version of TeamServer to ensure you have the latest features and support.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss this issue further, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.