Apache Tomcat WAR Deployment Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 44314


The web server running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the remote host is running a version of Apache Tomcat that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- When deploying WAR files, the WAR files are not checked for directory traversal attempts which could allow an attacker to create arbitrary content outside of the web root. (CVE-2009-2693)

- By default, Tomcat automatically deploys any directories placed in a host's appBase. This could lead to files which are normally protected by one or more security constraints being deployed without those security constraints. (CVE-2009-2901)

- When deploying WAR files, the WAR file names are not checked for directory traversal attempts which could allow an attacker to caused the deletion of the current contents of the host's work directory. (CVE-2009-2902).

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Tomcat version 6.0.24 / 5.5.29 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44314

File Name: tomcat_war_deploy_multiple_vulnerabilities.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/26/2010

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-2693


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2693, CVE-2009-2901, CVE-2009-2902

BID: 37942, 37944, 37945

SECUNIA: 38316, 38346

CWE: 22, 264