Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.53 Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Apache Tomcat service is potentially affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 7.0.x listening on the remote host is a version prior to
7.0.53. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following
vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to chunk size and chunked
requests that could allow denial of service attacks.
(CVE-2014-0075)

- An error exists related to XSLT handling and security
managers that could allow 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 could allow security bypass. (CVE-2014-0099)

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

See also :

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.53

Solution :

Update to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.53 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 74246 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67667
67668
67671

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0075
CVE-2014-0096
CVE-2014-0099