Apache Tomcat 6.0 < 6.0.28 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 48255
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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 6.0 listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.28. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- If a web app is configured to use BASIC or DIGEST authentication and the 'realm-name' attribute is not configured in that web app's 'web.xml' file, the remote server's hostname or IP will be included in replies.

- An error exists in the handling of invalid values in the 'Transfer-Encoding' header of a request. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service or to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2227)

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 6.0.28 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 48255

File Name: tomcat_6_0_28.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/5/2010

Updated: 3/11/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-2227


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2227, CVE-2010-1157

BID: 41544

Secunia: 39574