Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.48 / 7.0.x < 7.0.73 / 8.0.x < 8.0.39 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700668
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Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat service running on the remote host is 6.0.x prior to 6.0.48, 7.0.x prior to 7.0.73, 8.0.x prior to 8.0.39. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A flaw exists that is triggered when handling request lines containing certain invalid characters. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by injecting additional headers into responses, to conduct HTTP response splitting attacks. (CVE-2016-6816)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the JMX listener in JmxRemoteLifecycleListener.java due to improper deserialization of Java objects. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-8735)

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

Solution

Update to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.48 / 7.0.73 / 8.0.39 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.48

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.48,http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.73

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 700668

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/10/2019

Updated: 5/10/2019

Nessus ID: 95438

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-8735

BID: 94461, 94463