Apache Tomcat 8.0.x < 8.0.6 XML Parser Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74249

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 8.0.x listening on the remote host is a version prior to 8.0.5.
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, the bypassing security controls, and 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 8.0.8 or later.

Note that while version 8.0.6 fixes these issues, that version as well as 8.0.7 were not officially released, and the vendor recommends upgrading to 8.0.8 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_8.0.8

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74249

File Name: tomcat_8_0_8.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2014/05/30

Updated: 2020/03/11

Dependencies: 130590, 130175, 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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: 2014/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0119

BID: 67669