Apache Tomcat 8.0.x < 8.0.45 Cache Poisoning

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700685


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a cache poisoning vulnerability.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 8.0.x prior to 8.0.45. 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.

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.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.0.45 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700685

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/13/2019

Updated: 5/13/2019

Nessus ID: 102588

Risk Information


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: 7/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674

BID: 100280, 102588