Apache Tomcat 4.x < 4.1.32 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47029
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VPR Score: 4.2


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 4.x listening on the remote host is prior to 4.1.32. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The remote Apache Tomcat install is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If directory listing is enabled, function calls to retrieve the contents of large directories can degrade performance.

- The remote Apache Tomcat install may be vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack if the JSP examples are enabled. Several of these JSP examples do not properly validate user input. (CVE-2005-4838)

- The remote Apache Tomcat install allows remote users to list the contents of a directory by placing a semicolon before a filename with a mapped extension.

- If enabled, the JSP calendar example application is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack because user input is not properly validated. (CVE-2006-7196)

- The remote Apache Tomcat install, in its default configuration, permits the use of insecure ciphers when using SSL. (CVE-2007-1858)

- The remote Apache Tomcat install may be vulnerable to an information disclosure attack by allowing requests from a non-permitted IP address to gain access to a context that is protected with a valve that extends RequestFilterValve. (CVE-2008-3271)

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


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 4.1.32 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47029

File Name: tomcat_4_1_32.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 6/16/2010

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl, tomcat_win_installed.nbin, apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.2

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2005-3510

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/16/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3510, CVE-2005-4838, CVE-2006-3835, CVE-2006-7196, CVE-2007-1858, CVE-2008-3271

BID: 15325, 19106, 25531, 28482, 31698

Secunia: 13737, 17416, 32213

CWE: 79, 264