Apache Tomcat Cross-Application File Manipulation

2009-06-22T00:00:00
ID TOMCAT_XML_PARSER.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-15T00:00:00

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the remote host is running a vulnerable version of Apache Tomcat. Affected versions permit a web application to replace the XML parser used to process the XML and TLD files of other applications. This could allow a malicious web app to read or modify 'web.xml', 'context.xml', or TLD files of arbitrary web applications.

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(39479);
  script_version("1.23");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:26");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-0783");
  script_bugtraq_id(35416);
  script_xref(name:"Secunia", value:"35326");
  script_xref(name:"Secunia", value:"35344");

  script_name(english:"Apache Tomcat Cross-Application File Manipulation");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the Tomcat version number.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The web server running on the remote host is affected by an
information disclosure vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"According to its self-reported version number, the remote host is
running a vulnerable version of Apache Tomcat. Affected versions
permit a web application to replace the XML parser used to process the
XML and TLD files of other applications. This could allow a malicious
web app to read or modify 'web.xml', 'context.xml', or TLD files of
arbitrary web applications.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29936");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/504090");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://tomcat.apache.org/security-4.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to versions 7.0.19 / 6.0.20 / 5.5.28 / 4.1.40 or later.
Alternatively, apply the patches referenced in the vendor advisory.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(200);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/06/04");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/06/22");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:apache:tomcat");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Web Servers");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");

  script_dependencies("tomcat_error_version.nasl");
  script_require_ports("Services/www", 8080);
  script_require_keys("installed_sw/Apache Tomcat", "Settings/ParanoidReport");
  exit(0);
}

include("tomcat_version.inc");

tomcat_check_version(fixed:make_list("7.0.19", "6.0.20", "5.5.28", "4.1.40"), severity:SECURITY_WARNING, granularity_regex:"^(7(\.0)?|6(\.0)?|5(\.5)?|4(\.1)?)$");