Apache TomCat mod_jk < 1.2.27 Cross-user Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4984


The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows attackers to retrieve sensitive files or data.


The remote host is running the Apache Tomcat web server with mod_jk

. mod_jk is reported vulnerable to an information disclosure flaw due to the way that it processes 'Content-Length' headers. Allegedly, an attacker supplying a NULL content-length can view the HTTP responses of other requests. An attacker exploiting this flaw would be able to possibly gain access to confidential data.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4984

File Name: 4984.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/04/08

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 3057

Nessus ID: 46885

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:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5519

BID: 34412