Apache Tomcat < 6.0.10 Directory Traversal
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121112
SynopsisThe remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat instance listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.10. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :
- A directory traversal vulnerability exists in Tomcat due to improper handling of certain path delimiters when behind a proxy. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path.
Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.10 or later.