Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.52 Content-Type DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72692


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


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 7.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.52. It is, therefore, affected by an error related to handling 'Content-Type' HTTP headers and multipart requests such as file uploads.

Note that this error exists because of the bundled version of Apache Commons FileUpload.

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


Update to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.52 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72692

File Name: tomcat_7_0_52.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2014/02/25

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

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: 2014/02/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0050

BID: 65400

OSVDB: 102945

EDB-ID: 31615