FreeBSD : Tomcat -- XSS in examples web application (e2e7faf9-1b51-11ed-ae46-002b67dfc673)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 164153



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the e2e7faf9-1b51-11ed-ae46-002b67dfc673 advisory.

- In Apache Tomcat 10.1.0-M1 to 10.1.0-M16, 10.0.0-M1 to 10.0.22, 9.0.30 to 9.0.64 and 8.5.50 to 8.5.81 the Form authentication example in the examples web application displayed user provided data without filtering, exposing a XSS vulnerability. (CVE-2022-34305)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 164153

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e2e7faf91b5111edae46002b67dfc673.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 8/16/2022

Updated: 11/8/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-34305


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat10, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat85, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat9, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/23/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-34305

IAVA: 2022-A-0398-S