Apache Tomcat 7.0.41 < 7.0.79 Cache Poisoning Vulnerability

medium Web Application Scanning Plugin ID 112311
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Apache Tomcat 7.0.41 < 7.0.79 Cache Poisoning Vulnerability


The version of Apache Tomcat installed on the remote host is 7.0.41 or later but prior to 7.0.79. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in the CORS filter where the HTTP Vary header is not properly added. This allows a remote attacker to conduct client-side and server-side cache poisoning attacks.

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


Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 7.0.79 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112311

Type: remote

Published: 11/5/2018

Updated: 9/7/2021

Scan Template: api, scan, pci

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-7674


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7674

CWE: 345

WASC: Insufficient Authentication

OWASP: 2010-A3, 2013-A2, 2013-A9, 2017-A2, 2017-A9, 2021-A6, 2021-A8