Apache Tomcat < 6.0.16 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47577


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 6.0.16. 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)

- A directory traversal vulnerability existed in the Apache Tomcat webdav servlet. In some configurations it allowed remote, authenticated users to read files accessible to the local tomcat process. (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.

- If the processing or parameters is interrupted, i.e. by an exception, then it is possible for the parameters to be processed as part of later request. (CVE-2008-0002)

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 6.0.16 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47577

File Name: tomcat_6_0_16.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 7/1/2010

Updated: 5/6/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2007-5333


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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat:6

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5333, CVE-2007-5342, CVE-2007-5461, CVE-2007-6286, CVE-2008-0002

BID: 26070, 27006, 27706, 49470

CWE: 200, 22, 264

SECUNIA: 27398, 28274, 28834, 28878