Apache Tomcat Cross-Application File Manipulation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39479

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VPR Score: 4.2

Synopsis

The web server running on the remote host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the remote host is running a vulnerable version of Apache Tomcat. Affected versions permit a web application to replace the XML parser used to process the XML and TLD files of other applications. This could allow a malicious web app to read or modify 'web.xml', 'context.xml', or TLD files of arbitrary web applications.

Solution

Upgrade to versions 7.0.19 / 6.0.20 / 5.5.28 / 4.1.40 or later.
Alternatively, apply the patches referenced in the vendor advisory.

See Also

https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29936

https://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/504090

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39479

File Name: tomcat_xml_parser.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/06/22

Updated: 2020/07/22

Dependencies: 39446, 130175, 130590

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-0783

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0783

BID: 35416

Secunia: 35326, 35344

CWE: 200