Apache Tomcat Default Files

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12085


The remote web server contains default files.


The default error page, default index page, example JSPs, and/or example servlets are installed on the remote Apache Tomcat server. These files should be removed as they may help an attacker uncover information about the remote Tomcat install or host itself.


Delete the default index page and remove the example JSP and servlets. Follow the Tomcat or OWASP instructions to replace or modify the default error page.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12085

File Name: tomcat_server_default_files.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/03/02

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


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: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Reference Information

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990