Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.59 / 8.0.x < 8.0.17 Security Manager Bypass

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8832
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The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the Apache Tomcat server listening on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.59. It is, therefore, affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a flaw that occurs when handling expression language. (CVE-2014-7810)
A remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted web application, to bypass the security manager protection and execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.59 or 8.0.17 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8832

Family: Web Servers

Published: 7/24/2015

Updated: 5/20/2019

Nessus ID: 83765

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/4/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7810

BID: 74665