Apache Tomcat 6.0.x < 6.0.39 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8141
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 6.0.x listening on the remote host is prior to 6.0.39. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- The version of Java used to build the application generates Javadoc containing a frame injection error. (CVE-2013-1571)

- The fix for CVE-2005-2090 was not complete and the application does not reject requests with multiple Content-Length HTTP headers or with Content-Length HTTP headers when using chunked encoding. (CVE-2013-4286)

- The fix for CVE-2012-3544 was not complete and limits are not properly applied to chunk extensions and whitespaces in certain trailing headers. This error allows denial of service attacks. (CVE-2013-4322)

- The application allows XML External Entity (XXE) processing that discloses sensitive information. (CVE-2013-4590)

- An error exists related to the 'disableURLRewriting' configuration option and session IDs. (CVE-2014-0033)

Note that Nessus Network 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 6.0.39 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8141

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/26/2014

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 72690

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/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: 1/31/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/18/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1571, CVE-2013-4286, CVE-2013-4322, CVE-2013-4590, CVE-2014-0033

BID: 60634, 65767, 65773, 65768, 65769

IAVB: 2015-B-0083