Apache Tomcat < 5.5.26 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47576
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat listening on the remote host is prior to 5.5.26. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- The remote Apache Tomcat install may be vulnerable to an information disclosure attack via cookies. The previous fix for CVE-2007-3385 was incomplete and did not account for the use of quotes or '%5C' in cookie values.
(CVE-2007-3385, CVE-2007-5333)

- The default security policy in the JULI logging component did not restrict access permissions to files.
This could be misused by untrusted web applications to access and write arbitrary files in the context of the tomcat process. (CVE-2007-5342)

- The remote Apache Tomcat install may be vulnerable to an information disclosure attack via the WebDAV servlet.
Certain WebDAV requests, containing an entity with a SYSTEM tag can result in the disclosure of arbitrary file contents. (CVE-2007-5461)

- When the native APR connector is used, it does not properly handle an empty request to the SSL port, which allows remote attackers to trigger handling of a duplicate copy of one of the recent requests, as demonstrated by using netcat to send the empty request.

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 5.5.26 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47576

File Name: tomcat_5_5_26.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 7/1/2010

Updated: 3/11/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-5333


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/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: 2/1/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5333, CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461, CVE-2007-6286

BID: 26070, 27006, 27706, 49470

Secunia: 27398, 28274, 28878

CWE: 22, 200, 264