Apache Tomcat < 6.0.14 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121113
SynopsisThe remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionAccording 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.
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 6.0.14 or later.