Debian DSA-170-1 : tomcat4 - source code disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15007
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VPR Score: 4.2


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A security vulnerability has been found in all Tomcat 4.x releases.
This problem allows an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to return the unprocessed source code of a JSP page, or, under special circumstances, a static resource which would otherwise have been protected by security constraints, without the need for being properly authenticated.


Upgrade the tomcat package immediately.

This problem has been fixed in version 4.0.3-3woody1 for the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 4.1.12-1 for the unstable release (sid). The old stable release (potato) does not contain tomcat packages. Also, packages for tomcat3 are not vulnerable to this problem.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15007

File Name: debian_DSA-170.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tomcat4, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/4/2002

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/24/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1148

BID: 5786

DSA: 170