Apache Tomcat 6.x < 6.0.9 Information Disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote web server may be affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 6.x listening on the remote host is earlier than 6.0.9 and, as
such, may be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

If the remote Apache Tomcat install is configured to use the
SingleSignOn Valve, the JSESSIONIDSSO cookie does not have the
'secure' attribute set if authentication takes place over HTTPS. This
allows the JSESSIONIDSSO cookie to be sent to the same server when
HTTP content is requested.

Note that Nessus did not actually test for the flaw 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-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.9

Solution :

Update Apache Tomcat to version 6.0.9 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: 46869 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27365

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0128