Apache Tomcat SendMailServlet sendmail.jsp 'mailfrom' Parameter XSS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25995

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VPR Score: 2.2


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 the 'examples/SendMailServlet' servlet. 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 examples web application.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25995

File Name: tomcat_sample_sendmail_xss.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: remote

Published: 2007/09/06

Updated: 2021/01/19

Dependencies: 10815, 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3383

BID: 24999

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