Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.28 Header Parsing Remote Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6623

Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerabily

Description

Versions of Tomcat 7.0.x earlier than 7.0.28 are potentially affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability:

- A flaw exists within the parseHeaders() function that could allow for a crafted header to cause a remote denial of service (CVE-2012-2733)

- An error exists related to the 'NIO' connector when HTTPS and 'sendfile' are enabled that can force the application into an infinite loop. (CVE-2012-4534)

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 7.0.28 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.28

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 6623

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/11/26

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 3057

Nessus ID: 62985

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2733, CVE-2012-4534

BID: 56402, 56813