Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.81 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 112310
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Synopsis

Apache Tomcat 7.0.x < 7.0.81 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Description

The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.81. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified vulnerability when running on Windows with HTTP PUTs enabled (e.g. via setting the readonly initialization parameter of the Default to false) makes it possible to upload a JSP file to the server via a specially crafted request. This JSP could then be requested and any code it contained would be executed by the server. (CVE-2017-12615, CVE-2017-12617)

- When using a VirtualDirContext it was possible to bypass security constraints and/or view the source code of JSPs for resources served by the VirtualDirContext using a specially crafted request. (CVE-2017-12616)

Note that the scanner has not attempted to exploit this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.81 or later.

See Also

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.81

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112310

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 10/7/2021

Scan Template: scan, pci, api

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-12615

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12615, CVE-2017-12616