Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.24 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 104358
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 6.0.x prior to 6.0.24. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified flaw exists in the handling of pipelined requests when 'Sendfile' was used. If sendfile processing completed quickly, it was possible for the Processor to be added to the processor cache twice. This could lead to invalid responses or information disclosure. (CVE-2017-5647)

- An unspecified flaw in error page mechanism of the DefaultServlet implementation allows a specially-crafted HTTP request to cause undesired side effects, including the removal or replacement of the custom error page. (CVE-2017-5664)

- An unspecified flaw affects servlet contexts configured as readonly=false with HTTP PUT requests allowed. An attacker can upload a JSP file to that context and execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-12615, CVE-2017-12617)

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 6.0.24 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104358

File Name: tomcat_6_0_24.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/2/2017

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl, tomcat_win_installed.nbin, apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12617


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/29/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2017

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Tomcat RCE via JSP Upload Bypass)

Elliot (Apache Tomcat for Windows HTTP PUT Method File Upload)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647, CVE-2017-5664, CVE-2017-12615, CVE-2017-12617

BID: 98888, 100901, 100954