Apache Tomcat 7.0.41 < 7.0.79 Cache Poisoning Vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 102587

Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a cache poisoning vulnerability.

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 7.0.41 or later but prior to 7.0.79. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the CORS filter where the HTTP Vary header is not properly added. This allows a remote attacker to conduct client-side and server-side cache poisoning attacks.

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.79 or later.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a070de3e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102587

File Name: tomcat_7_0_79.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/18/2017

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7674

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674

BID: 100280