Apache Tomcat 8.0.0.RC1 < 8.0.45 Cache Poisoning

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102588


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


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 8.0.0.RC1 or later but prior to 8.0.45. 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.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.0.45 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102588

File Name: tomcat_8_0_45.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674

BID: 100280

OSVDB: 163109