F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Tomcat vulnerability (SOL15429)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78186
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Synopsis

The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.

Description

Apache Tomcat before 6.0.40, 7.x before 7.0.54, and 8.x before 8.0.6 does not properly constrain the class loader that accesses the XML parser used with an XSLT stylesheet, which allows remote attackers to (1) read arbitrary files via a crafted web application that provides an XML external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue, or (2) read files associated with different web applications on a single Tomcat instance via a crafted web application.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15429.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?703212ca

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78186

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL15429.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 10/10/2014

Updated: 10/20/2014

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:protocol_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip:web_accelerator_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/17/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0119

BID: 67669