Apache Tomcat 4.x < 4.1.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50475
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VPR Score: 4.4


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 4.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An error exists in the handling of malformed packets that can cause the processing thread to become unresponsive. A sequence of such requests can cause all threads to become unresponsive. (CVE-2003-0866)

- Two example servlets, 'snoop' and a troubleshooting servlet, disclose the Apache Tomcat installation path.

- It has also been reported that this version of Tomcat is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.
The contents of a request URL are not sanitized before being returned to the browser should an error occur.

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 4.1.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50475

File Name: tomcat_4_1_0.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/4/2010

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: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2003-0866

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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:N/I:N/A:L

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: 8/30/2002

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/22/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0866, CVE-2002-2006

BID: 4575, 5542, 8824

CWE: 20, 74, 79, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 750, 751, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990