Apache Tomcat Default Accounts

High Nessus Plugin ID 11204

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote host has an application that can be accessed with default credentials.


This host appears to be the running the Apache Tomcat Servlet engine with the default accounts still configured.
A potential intruder could reconfigure this service in a way that grants system access.


Change the default passwords by editing the admin-users.xml file located in the /conf/users subdirectory of the Tomcat installation.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11204

File Name: DDI_tomcat_default_accounts.nasl

Version: 1.29

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2003/01/22

Updated: 2020/06/12

Dependencies: 10107, 17975

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-1999-0508

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/supplied_logins_only

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0508