Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : tomcat6 vulnerability (USN-1048-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51669


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly escape certain parameters in the Manager application which could result in browsers becoming vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks when processing the output. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal confidential data (such as passwords), within the same domain.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51669

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1048-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/25

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libservlet2.5-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libservlet2.5-java-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libtomcat6-java, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-admin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-docs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-examples, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomcat6-user, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/24

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4172

BID: 45015

OSVDB: 69456

USN: 1048-1