F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Tomcat vulnerability (SOL15428)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79670
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Synopsis

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

Description

java/org/apache/catalina/servlets/DefaultServlet.java in the default servlet in Apache Tomcat before 6.0.40, 7.x before 7.0.53, and 8.x before 8.0.4 does not properly restrict XSLT stylesheets, which allows remote attackers to bypass security-manager restrictions and 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.

Solution

Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution SOL15428.

See Also

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K15428

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79670

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL15428.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 12/3/2014

Updated: 3/10/2021

Dependencies: f5_bigip_detect.nbin

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

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_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_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_wan_optimization_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0096

BID: 67667