Apache Tomcat < 6.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 47578
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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 6.0.18. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- The remote Apache Tomcat installation is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the HttpServletResponse.sendError method due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'message' argument. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

- A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the host manager application due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'hostname' parameter. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session. (CVE-2008-1947)

- A traversal vulnerability exists when using a RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP that allows a remote attacker to utilize a specially crafted request parameter to access protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

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 6.0.18 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47578

File Name: tomcat_6_0_18.nasl

Version: 1.24

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-2008-1232


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: 7/31/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-1947, CVE-2008-2370

BID: 30494, 30496

Secunia: 30500, 31379

CWE: 22, 79