Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.32 XSRF Filter Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63200


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 7.0 listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.32. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to an error in the file 'filters/CsrfPreventionFilter.java' that allows cross-site request forgery (XSRF) attacks to bypass the filtering. This allows access to protected resources without a session identifier.

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 7.0.32 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63200

File Name: tomcat_7_0_32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/12/10

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4431

BID: 56814

OSVDB: 88093