Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.28 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5788


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 6.0 listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.28. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- If a web app is configured to use BASIC or DIGEST authentication and the 'realm-name' attribute is not configured in that web app's 'web.xml' file, the remote server's hostname or IP will be included in replies. (CVE-2010-1157)

- An error exists in the handling of invalid values in the 'Transfer-Encoding' header of a request. An attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service or to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2227)

Note that Nessus Network Monitor has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 6.0.28 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5788

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2011/02/11

Updated: 2019/03/06

Nessus ID: 48255

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1157

BID: 39635

IAVA: 2011-A-0066