Apache Tomcat 4.1.x < 4.1.39 / 5.5.x < 5.5.27 / 6.0.x < 6.0.18 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4614
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Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The remote host is running Apache Tomcat.

This version of Tomcat is reported to be vulnerable to several flaws. First, the application fails to sanitize user input to the 'RequestDispatcher' method. An attacker exploiting this flaw could request content outside the web root (typically through the use of '../' or similar sequences). If successful, the attacker could gain access to confidential data. Second, the application is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack via the 'HttpServerResponse.sendError()' function. The user-supplied data is echoed back within the response headers and could lead to arbitrary code being executed within the browser of Tomcat clients.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

See Also

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/[email protected]

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_4.1.39

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.18

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_5.5.27

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4614

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/5/2008

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 8926, 8927, 8925

Nessus ID: 47578

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:apache:tomcat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-2370, CVE-2008-1947

BID: 30496, 30494