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The remote Apache Tomcat service may be affected by multiple
According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat
listening on the remote host is earlier than Tomcat 6.0.18 and,
therefore, may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
- The remote Apache Tomcat install is vulnerable to a
cross-site scripting attack. Improper input validation
allows a remote attacker to inject arbitrary script
code or HTML into the message argument used by the
HttpServletResponse.sendError method. (CVE-2008-1232)
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability was found in the
host manager application that could allow a remote
attacker to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the
hostname parameter. (CVE-2008-1947)
- A traversal vulnerability was found when using a
RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP
that could allow a remote attacker to utilize a
specially crafted request parameter to access protected
web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)
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 :
Update Apache Tomcat to version 6.0.18 or later.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true