Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.54 XML Parser Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74247

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VPR Score: 2.5

Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 7.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.54. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

An error exists that allows undesired XML parsers to be injected into the application by a malicious web application, allows the bypassing of security controls, and allows the processing of external XML entities.

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

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.54 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.54

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74247

File Name: tomcat_7_0_54.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2014/05/30

Updated: 2020/03/11

Dependencies: 39446, 130175, 130590

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0119

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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: 2014/05/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0119

BID: 67669