Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.28 Header Parsing Remote Denial of Service

medium Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800617


The remote web server is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerabily


Versions of Tomcat 7.0.x earlier than 7.0.28 are potentially affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability:

- A flaw exists within the parseHeaders() function that could allow for a crafted header to cause a remote denial of service (CVE-2012-2733)

- An error exists related to the 'NIO' connector when HTTPS and 'sendfile' are enabled that can force the application into an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-4534)


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 7.0.28 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 800617

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/26/2012

Nessus ID: 62985

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 7/2/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/2/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-4534

BID: 56813, 56402