FreeBSD : tomcat -- XSS vulnerability in sample applications (ab2575d6-39f0-11dc-b8cc-000fea449b8a)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25785


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


The Apache Project reports :

The JSP and Servlet included in the sample application within the Tomcat documentation webapp did not escape user provided data before including it in the output. This enabled a XSS attack. These pages have been simplified not to use any user provided data in the output.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25785

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ab2575d639f011dcb8cc000fea449b8a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/07/27

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:apache-tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:jakarta-tomcat, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tomcat, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1355

BID: 24058