Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.54 / 8.0.x < 8.0.8 XML Parser Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8921


The remote Apache Tomcat server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 8.0.x listening on the remote host is a version prior to 8.0.5.
It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.
An error exists that allows undesired XML parsers to be injected into the application by a malicious web application, the bypassing security controls, and the processing of external XML entities.

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


Update to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.54 or 8.0.8 or later.\n\nNote that while version 8.0.6 fixes these issues, that version as well as 8.0.7 were not officially released, and the vendor recommends upgrading to 8.0.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8921

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2015/03/02

Updated: 2019/05/20

Nessus ID: 74247

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:tomcat

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0119

BID: 67669

IAVB: 2015-B-0083