Apache Tomcat 8.0.x < 8.0.44 Remote Error Page Manipulation

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700684

Synopsis

The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a remote error page manipulation vulnerability.

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 8.0.x prior to 8.0.44. It is, therefore, affected by an implementation flaw in the error page reporting mechanism in which it does not conform to the Java Servlet Specification that requires static error pages to be processed as an HTTP GET request nothwithstanding the HTTP request method that was originally used when the error occurred. Depending on the original request and the configuration of the Default Servlet, an unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue to replace or remove custom error pages.

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

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.0.44 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_8.0.44

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700684

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/05/13

Updated: 2019/05/13

Nessus ID: 100681

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5664

BID: 98888