Apache Tomcat 9.0.x < 9.0.10 Security Misconfiguration

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700707
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 9.0.x prior to 9.0.10. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A security misconfiguration vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat prior to version 9.0.9 due to insecure default settings for the CORS filter (CVE-2018-8014).

- A security misconfiguration vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat prior to version 9.0.10. Hostname validation was not enabled by default when using TLS with the WebSocket client (CVE-2018-8034).

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat prior to version 9.0.10 due to a race condition. If an async request was completed by the application at the same time as the container triggered the async timeout, this could lead to a user being sent the response of another user. (CVE-2018-8037).


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 9.0.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 700707

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/13/2019

Updated: 5/13/2019

Nessus ID: 111069

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

BID: 104203