Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.65 / 8.0.x < 8.0.27 Directory Traversal

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121117


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat instance listening on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.65, or 8.0.x prior to 8.0.27. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability:
- A directory traversal vulnerability exists in Tomcat when accessing resources via ServletContext methods using paths beginning with '/..'. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a specially crafted request, to obtain a directory listing for the directory in which the application was deployed.

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 7.0.65 / 8.0.27 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121117

File Name: tomcat_7_0_65.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-2015-5174

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5174