Apache Tomcat 4.x < 4.1.36 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Apache Tomcat service is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 4.x listening on the remote host is earlier than 4.1.36 and is
affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- Requests containing multiple 'content-length' headers
are not rejected as invalid. This error can allow
web-cache poisoning, cross-site scripting attacks and
information disclosure. (CVE-2005-2090)

- An input sanitization error exists that can allow
disclosure of sensitive information via directory
traversal. This vulnerability is exposed when the
server is configured to use the 'Proxy' module.
(CVE-2007-0450)

- 'Accept-Language' headers are not validated properly,
which can allow cross-site scripting attacks.
(CVE-2007-1358)

Note that Nessus did not actually test for the flaws but instead has
relied on the version in Tomcat's banner or error page so this may
be a false positive.

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_4.1.36

Solution :

Update to Apache Tomcat version 4.1.36 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 17726 ()

Bugtraq ID: 13873
22960
24524

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2090
CVE-2007-0450
CVE-2007-1358