Apache Tomcat 8.0.0.RC1 < 8.0.32 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 88937
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat service running on the remote host is 8.0.x prior to 8.0.32. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists due to a failure to invalidate a previous session ID when assigning an ID to a new session. An attacker can exploit this, via a crafted request that uses the requestedSessionSSL field to fixate the session ID, to ensure that the user authenticates with a known session ID, allowing the session to be subsequently hijacked. (CVE-2015-5346)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Manager and Host Manager web applications due to a flaw in the index page when issuing redirects in response to unauthenticated requests for the root directory of the application. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to gain access to the XSRF token information stored in the index page. (CVE-2015-5351)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists that allows a specially crafted web application to load the StatusManagerServlet. An attacker can exploit this to gain unauthorized access to a list of all deployed applications and a list of the HTTP request lines for all requests currently being processed. (CVE-2016-0706)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists due to a flaw in the StandardManager, PersistentManager, and cluster implementations that is triggered when handling persistent sessions. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted object in a session, to bypass the security manager and execute arbitrary code.

- A flaw exists due to the setGlobalContext() method of ResourceLinkFactory being accessible to web applications even when run under a security manager. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to inject malicious global context, allowing data owned by other web applications to be read or written to.

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


Although version 8.0.31 fixes these issues, that version was not officially released, and the vendor recommends upgrading to 8.0.32 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88937

File Name: tomcat_8_0_32.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/24/2016

Updated: 3/11/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5351


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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: 2/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/22/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5346, CVE-2015-5351, CVE-2016-0706, CVE-2016-0714, CVE-2016-0763

BID: 83323, 83324, 83326, 83327, 83330