Apache Tomcat DOS Device Name XSS

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Synopsis :

The remote web server is affected by a cross-site scripting issue.

Description :

Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official
Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages

By making requests for DOS Device names it is possible to cause Tomcat
to throw an exception, allowing cross-site scripting attacks. The
exception also reveals the physical path of the Tomcat installation.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat v4.1.3 beta or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: CGI abuses : XSS

Nessus Plugin ID: 11042 (apache_Tomcat_DOS_Device_XSS.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 5194


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