Apache Tomcat contextAdmin Arbitrary File Access

High Nessus Plugin ID 10477


The remote Apache Tomcat web server is affected by an arbitrary file access vulnerability.


The page /admin/contextAdmin/contextAdmin.html can be accessed. An attacker can exploit this to read arbitrary files.


Restrict access to /admin or remove this context, and do not run Tomcat as root.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10477

File Name: tomcat_admin.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.31 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2000/07/22

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0672

BID: 1548

OSVDB: 376