F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Tomcat 6.x vulnerabilities (K58084500)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107137


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


The session-persistence implementation in Apache Tomcat 6.x before 6.0.45, 7.x before 7.0.68, 8.x before 8.0.31, and 9.x before 9.0.0.M2 mishandles session attributes, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and execute arbitrary code in a privileged context via a web application that places a crafted object in a session. (CVE-2016-0714)


A remote authenticated user may bypass the intended security manager restrictions and execute arbitrary code in a privileged context by exploiting this vulnerability via a web application that places a crafted object in a session.

BIG-IP/Enterprise Manager

BIG-IP and Enterprise Manager systems do not use the affected feature.
The vulnerable software is present; however, the software is not used in a way that exposes this vulnerability.

Traffix SDC Exploitation of this vulnerability may occur if an attacker has access to the local network of the system; the Tomcat service is accessible only from the internal network.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K58084500.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107137

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL58084500.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/03/06

Modified: 2018/03/06

Dependencies: 76940

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0714