Apache Tomcat 5.0.x <= 5.0.30 / 5.5.x < 5.5.23 Content-Length HTTP Request Smuggling

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17727
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VPR Score: 1.4

Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by an HTTP request smuggling vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat listening on the remote host is 5.0.x equal to or prior to 5.0.30 or 5.5.x prior to 5.5.23. It is, therefore, affected by an HTTP request smuggling vulnerability.

Requests containing multiple 'content-length' headers are not rejected as invalid. This error can allow web-cache poisoning, cross-site scripting attacks and information disclosure.

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

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 5.5.23 or later. Alternatively, use the latest SVN source for 5.0.x. SVN revision number 513079 fixes the issue.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb925ad2

https://marc.info/?l=tomcat-dev&m=120155101522062&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=tomcat-dev&m=117270879831613&w=2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17727

File Name: tomcat_5_5_23.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/18/2011

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl, tomcat_win_installed.nbin, apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2005-2090

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/1/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/6/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2090

BID: 13873

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990