Apache Tomcat 8.0.x < 8.0.4 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 74248
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 8.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 8.0.4. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to chunk size and chunked requests that allow denial of service attacks.

- An error exists related to content length header handling and Apache JServ Protocol (AJP) requests that allow denial of service attacks. (CVE-2014-0095)

- An error exists related to XSLT handling and security managers that allow a security bypass related to external XML entities. (CVE-2014-0096)

- An error exists related to content length header handling and using the application behind a reverse proxy that could allow security bypass. (CVE-2014-0099)

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


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.0.5 or later.

Note that while version 8.0.4 fixes these issues, that version was not officially released, and the vendor recommends upgrading to 8.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74248

File Name: tomcat_8_0_5.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/30/2014

Updated: 3/11/2020

Dependencies: tomcat_error_version.nasl, tomcat_win_installed.nbin, apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0099


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0075, CVE-2014-0095, CVE-2014-0096, CVE-2014-0099

BID: 67667, 67668, 67671, 67673