Apache Tomcat 7.0.79 < 7.0.83 Insecure CGI Servlet Search Algorithm Description Weakness

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106710


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a flaw in the CGI Servlet search algorithm.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.84. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw that is due to the program containing an incorrect description for the CGI Servlet search algorithm, which may cause an administrator to leave the system in an insecure state.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.84 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106710

File Name: tomcat_7_0_84.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2018/02/09

Modified: 2018/03/01

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: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/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: 2018/01/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15706