F5 Networks BIG-IP : Apache Tomcat vulnerability (K50116122)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97423
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe code in Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.M11, 8.5.0 to 8.5.6, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.38, 7.0.0 to 7.0.72, and 6.0.0 to 6.0.47 that parsed the HTTP request line permitted invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that also permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack and/or obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own.
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K50116122.