Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.30 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51975


The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 6.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.30. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An error in the access restriction on a 'ServletContext' attribute that holds the location of the work directory in Tomcat's SecurityManager. A malicious web application can modify the location of the working directory which then allows improper read and write access to arbitrary files and directories in the context of Tomcat.

- An input validation error exists in the Manager application in that it fails to filter the 'sort' and 'orderBy' input parameters. (CVE-2010-4172)

- The default configuration does not include the HTTPOnly flag in a Set-Cookie header, which makes it easier for remote attackers to hijack a session via script access to a cookie. (CVE-2010-4312)

- An input validation error exists in the HTML manager application in that it fails to filter various input data before returning it to the browser. (CVE-2011-0013)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update Apache Tomcat to version 6.0.30 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51975

File Name: tomcat_6_0_30.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2011/02/14

Updated: 2020/03/11

Dependencies: 39446, 130175, 130590

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-4312

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/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: 2011/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/11/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3718, CVE-2010-4172, CVE-2010-4312, CVE-2011-0013

BID: 45015, 46174, 46177

Secunia: 42337, 43194

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