Apache Tomcat 5.5.x < 5.5.30 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800613


The remote web server is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


Versions of Tomcat 5.x earlier than 5.5.30 are potentially affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- The 'WWW-Authenticate' HTTP header for BASIC and DIGEST authentcation may expose the local host name or IP address of the machine running Tomcat. (CVE-2010-1157)

- Several flaws in the handling of the 'Tansfer-Encoding' header could prevent the recycling of buffer. (CVE-2010-2227)

- When running under a SecurityManager, it is possible for web applications to be granted read/write permissions to any area on the file system. (CVE-2010-3718)


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 5.5.30 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800613

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/11/2011

Nessus ID: 47749

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 1/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/22/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1157, CVE-2010-2227, CVE-2010-3718

BID: 39635, 41544, 46177