Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.30 DIGEST Authentication Multiple Security Weaknesses

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800606


The remote web server is affected by multiple security weaknesses


Versions of Tomcat 7.0.x earlier than 7.0.30 are potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- Replay-countermeasure functionality in HTTP Digest Access Authentication tracks cnonce values instead of nonce values, which makes it easier for attackers to bypass access restrictions by sniffing the network for valid requests. (CVE-2012-5885)

- HTTP Digest Access Authentication implementation caches information about the authenticated user, which could potentially allow an attacker to bypass authentication via session ID. (CVE-2012-5886)

- HTTP Digest Access Authentication implementation does not properly check for stale nonce values with enforcement of proper credentials, which allows an attacker to bypass restrictions by sniffing requests. (CVE-2012-5887)


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 7.0.30 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800606

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/26/2012

Updated: 11/26/2012

Nessus ID: 62988

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3546, CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887

BID: 56403, 56812