Apache Tomcat < 6.0.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 121113

Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat instance listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.14. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2007-2449, CVE-2007-2450, CVE-2007-3386)

- Session hijacking vulnerabilities exists in Tomcat due to incorrect handling of specific special characters in cookie values. In certain cases an attacker could leverage this to leak sensitive information, such as the session ID.
(CVE-2007-3382, CVE-2007-3385)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.14 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.14

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121113

File Name: tomcat_6_0_14.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/11/2019

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-3386

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/13/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2449, CVE-2007-2450, CVE-2007-3382, CVE-2007-3385, CVE-2007-3386

CWE: 79, 200