Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.8 NIO Connector DoS

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5795
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The remote web server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An error, involving the NIO HTTP connector, exists such that the limit 'maxHttpHeaderSize' is not enforced thereby allowing a denial of service condition when memory is exhausted.

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


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5795

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/13/2011

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 51987

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/27/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/3/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0534

BID: 46164