Apache Tomcat 9.0.x < 9.0.12 Open Redirect Weakness

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 700709

Synopsis

The remote web server is missing an Apache Tomcat patch update.

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is version 9.0.x prior to 9.0.12. It is, therefore, affected by an open redirect vulnerability. When the default servlet returned a redirect to a directory (e.g. redirecting to /foo/ when the user requested /foo) a specially crafted URL could be used to cause the redirect to be generated to any URI of the attackers choice.

Solution

Update to Apache Tomcat version 9.0.12 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-9.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_9.0.12

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 700709

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/05/13

Updated: 2019/05/13

Dependencies: 700714

Nessus ID: 118037

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11784

BID: 105524