Tomcat Sample App hello.jsp 'test' Parameter XSS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25289


The remote web server contains a JSP application that is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The remote web server includes an example JSP application that fails to sanitize user-supplied input before using it to generate dynamic content in an error page. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue to inject arbitrary HTML or script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.


Undeploy the Tomcat documentation web application.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25289

File Name: tomcat_sample_hello_xss.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: remote

Published: 2007/05/21

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 39446, 10815

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Exploited by Nessus: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1355

BID: 24058

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