Apache Tomcat Catalina org.apache.catalina.servlets.DefaultServlet Source Code Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 11176
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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of Apache Tomcat running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability. It is possible to view source code using the default servlet :


A remote attacker can exploit this information to mount further attacks.

This version of Tomcat reportedly affected by additional vulnerabilities; however, Nessus has not checked for them.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11176

File Name: tomcat_source_exposure.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 11/28/2002

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1148, CVE-2002-1394

BID: 5786, 6562