Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.32 CSRF Filter Bypass

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6644
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Synopsis

The remote web server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 7.0 listening on the remote host is prior to 7.0.32. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to an error in the file 'filters/CsrfPreventionFilter.java' that allows cross-site request forgery (XSRF) attacks to bypass the filtering. This allows access to protected resources without a session identifier.

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

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat 7.0.32 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.32

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 6644

Family: Web Servers

Published: 12/17/2012

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 63200

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/9/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/4/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4431

BID: 56814