Apache Tomcat < 6.0.32 / 7.0.8 NIO Connector DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51987


The remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.32 or 7.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An error, involving the NIO HTTP connector, exists such that the limit 'maxHttpHeaderSize' is not enforced thereby allowing a denial of service condition when memory is exhausted.

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


Update Apache Tomcat to version 6.0.32 / 7.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51987

File Name: tomcat_7_0_8.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2011/02/15

Updated: 2020/03/11

Dependencies: 130175, 130590, 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-0534

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0534

BID: 46164

Secunia: 43194