Apache Tomcat XSRF Token Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90318

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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Apache Tomcat web server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the index page of the Manager and Host Manager applications. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to obtain a valid cross-site request forgery (XSRF) token during the redirect issued when requesting /manager/ or /host-manager/. This token can be utilized by an attacker to construct an XSRF attack.

Note that there are reportedly several additional vulnerabilities;
however, Nessus has not tested for these.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.68 / 8.0.32 / 9.0.0.M3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90318

File Name: tomcat_xsrf_token_disclosure.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/04/05

Updated: 2019/11/19

Dependencies: 39446

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5351

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Tomcat, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5351

BID: 83330