Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.70 / 8.0.x < 8.0.36 / 8.5.x < 8.5.3 / 9.x < 9.0.0.M8 Denial of Service

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700700
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat instance listening on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.70, 8.0.x < 8.0.36, 8.5.x < 8.5.3 or 9.0.x < 9.0.0.M8. It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability:

- A denial of service vulnerability was identified in Commons FileUpload that occurred when the length of the multipart boundary was just below the size of the buffer (4096 bytes) used to read the uploaded file if the boundary was the typical tens of bytes long.

Note that Nessus iNetwork Monitor has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.70 / 8.0.36 / 8.5.3 / 9.0.0.M8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 700700

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/24/2017

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 121119

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/26/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/21/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3092

BID: 91453