Apache Tomcat 8.0.x < 8.0.53 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700689


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 8.0.x prior to 8.0.53. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- The defaults settings for the CORS filter are insecure and enable supportsCredentials for all origins. It is expected that users of the CORS filter will have configured it appropriately for their environment rather than using it in the default configuration. Therefore, it is expected that most users will not be impacted by this issue. (CVE-2018-8014)

- A vulnerability exists that could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a missing host name verification when using TLS with the WebSocket client. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass security constraints to access restricted resources. (CVE-2018-8034)


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.0.53 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 700689

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/13/2019

Updated: 5/13/2019

Nessus ID: 111067

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/13/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-8014, CVE-2018-8034

BID: 104203, 111066