Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.79 Cache Poisoning

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700673

Synopsis

The remote web server is missing an Apache Tomcat patch update.

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 7.x prior to 7.0.79. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the CORS filter where the HTTP Vary header is not properly added. This allows a remote attacker to conduct client-side and server-side cache poisoning attacks.

Solution

Update to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.79 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.79

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700673

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/05/13

Updated: 2019/05/13

Dependencies: 8928

Nessus ID: 102587

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674

BID: 100280