Tomcat /status Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11218


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


Requesting the URI '/status' gives information about the currently running instance of the remote web server (most likely Apache Tomcat). It also allows anybody to reset the current statistics. A remote attacker can use this information to mount further attacks.


Disable this feature if it is not being used. Otherwise, restrict access to it.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 11218

File Name: tomcat_status.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2003/02/03

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1999/01/01

Reference Information

OSVDB: 561