Apache Tomcat XSRF Token Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90318


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: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/04/05

Modified: 2018/01/24

Dependencies: 39446

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5351

BID: 83330

OSVDB: 134828