Apache Tomcat < 7.0.2 Denial of Service and Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121115


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by denial of service and information disclosure vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat instance listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.2. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability which could also lead to information disclosure. A remote attacker could trigger flaws in the handling of the Transfer-Encoding header to cause a denial of service or potentially leak information.

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


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121115

File Name: tomcat_7_0_2.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/01/11

Updated: 2019/01/11

Dependencies: 39446

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-2227

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2227