Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.53 / 7.0.x < 7.0.77 / 8.0.x < 8.0.43 Pipelined Requests Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700670
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Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 6.0.x prior to 6.0.53, 7.0.x prior to 7.0.77, or 8.0.x prior to 8.0.43. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the handling of pipelined requests when send file processing is used that results in the pipelined request being lost when processing of the previous request has completed, causing responses to be sent for the wrong request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information.

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

Solution

Update to Apache Tomcat version 6.0.53 / 7.0.77 / 8.0.43 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.53

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.53,https://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.77,https://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_8.0.43

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700670

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/10/2019

Updated: 5/10/2019

Nessus ID: 99367

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5647

BID: 97529