Apache Tomcat 8.5.x < 8.5.24 Insecure CGI Servlet Search Algorithm Description Weakness

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700692
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The remote web server is missing an Apache Tomcat patch update.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 8.5.x prior to 8.5.24. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw that is due to the program containing an incorrect description for the CGI Servlet search algorithm, which may cause an administrator to leave the system in an insecure state.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 8.5.24 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700692

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/13/2019

Updated: 5/13/2019

Nessus ID: 106712

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: 1/24/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/31/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15706