Apache Tomcat < 6.0.15 WEBDAV Lock Request Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4245


The remote web server can be manipulated to disclose confidential data.


The remote host is running a version of Tomcat server less than 6.0.15. This version of Tomcat is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it parses WEBDAV 'lock' requests. Specifically, if the lock request references an external file, Tomcat will retrieve the file. This could lead to information disclosure of potentially confidential data. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to have the ability to authenticate to the Tomcat server.


Upgrade to version 6.0.15 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4245

File Name: 4245.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2007/10/15

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 3057

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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


Base Score: 4.2

Temporal Score: 3.9


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5461

BID: 26070

OSVDB: 38187