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Security Bulletin: TADDM - Security improvement: Tomcat default files and non-encrypted administrative interfaces available.

Security Bulletin


TADDM security improvement deployed starting from TADDM and in TADDM 7.2.2 related to availability of the default Tomcat administration interface.

Vulnerability Details

TADDM server prompts for credentials to access Tomcat Manager Application and Tomcat Host Manager Application, after applying address to this application. It is not possible to log-on there without configuration changes in Tomcat, but user can provide valid credentials via HTTP that can be sniffed by a malicious user.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score:
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

TADDM 7.1.2, through (fix included in TADDM and TADDM


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Workarounds and Mitigations

Please delete the following files from the TADDM server installation:

After restart TADDM, below pages should not prompt for credentials:

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Change History

7 May 2014: Original Copy Published

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.


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Document Information

Modified date:
17 June 2018