Apache Tomcat < 4.1.40 / 5.5.28 / 6.0.20 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5044


The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is affected by a multiple vulnerabilities :

- A username enumeration vulnerability exists when FORM based authentication with either the MemoryRealm, DataSourceRealm, or JDBCRealm is used. (CVE-2009-0580)

- A denial of service exists if Tomcat receives a request with invalid headers via the Java AJP connector. (CVE-2009-0033)

- A remote information-disclosure vulnerability exists in the 'RequestDispatcher' can be exploited to gain access to content in the 'WEB-INF' directory. (CVE-2008-5515)

- It is possible for a web application to replace the XML parser used by Tomcat to process 'web.xml', 'context.xml', and 'tld' files.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5044

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 3057

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

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5515, CVE-2009-0580, CVE-2009-0033, CVE-2009-0783

BID: 35193, 35196, 35263, 35416