Apache Tomcat Sample App cal2.jsp time Parameter XSS (CVE-2009-0781)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4501

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack

Description

The remote web server includes an example JSP application, 'cal2.jsp' that fails to sanitize user-supplied input before using it to generate dynamic content. An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to leverage this issue to inject arbitrary HTML or script code into a user's browser to be executed within the security context of the affected site.

Solution

Either undeploy the Tomcat examples web application, apply the appropriate patch referenced in the vendor advisory, or upgrade to Tomcat 6.0.19 / 5.5.28 / 4.1.40 when available.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501538/30/0/threaded

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4501

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 3057

Nessus ID: 35806

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0781