Apache Tomcat MS-DOS Device Name Request DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11150


The instance of Apache Tomcat running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


It was possible to freeze or crash Windows or the Apache Tomcat web server by reading thousands of times an MS/DOS device through the Tomcat servlet engine, using a file name like /examples/servlet/AUX.

An attacker can exploit this flaw to make your system crash continuously, preventing you from working properly.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 4.1.10.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11150

File Name: tomcat_devname_DoS.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.30 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2002/10/25

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/09/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0045

OSVDB: 12233