SynopsisThe remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple remote denial of service vulnerabilities.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 7.0 listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.28. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- A flaw exists within the parseHeaders() function that allows an attacker, via a crafted header, to cause a remote denial of service. (CVE-2012-2733)
- An error exists related to the 'NIO' connector when HTTPS and 'sendfile' are enabled that can force the application into an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-4534)
Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.28 or later.