Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.40 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 6.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.40. It is,
therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to chunk size and chunked
requests that allows denial of service attacks.

- An error exists related to XSLT handling and security
managers that allows a security bypass related to
external XML entities. (CVE-2014-0096)

- An error exists related to content length header
handling and using the application behind a reverse
proxy that allows a security bypass. (CVE-2014-0099)

- An error exists that allows undesired XML parsers to be
injected into the application by a malicious web
application, allows the bypassing of security controls,
and allows the processing of external XML entities.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.41 or later.

Note that while version 6.0.40 fixes these issues, that version was
not officially released, and the vendor recommends upgrading to 6.0.41
or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 74245 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67667

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0075