Apache Tomcat Directory Traversal

medium Nessus Plugin ID 43623
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VPR Score: 2.2


The remote web server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The remote web server proxies certain requests to an Apache Tomcat server and allows directory traversal attacks due to Tomcat allowing '/', '\', and '%5c' characters as directory separators.

By sending a specially crafted request, it is possible for an attacker to break out of the given context and access web applications that may not otherwise be proxied to the Tomcat web server.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 5.5.22 / 6.0.10 / 4.1.36 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43623

File Name: tomcat_proxy_directory_traversal.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0450

BID: 22960

Secunia: 24732

CWE: 22