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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Tomcat's /admin is world readable

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Searches for the existence of /admin

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The page /admin/contextAdmin/contextAdmin.html
can be accessed.

This permits a possible hacker to add context to your Tomcat
web server, and potentially to read arbitrary files
on this server.

Solution : restrict access to /admin or remove this
context, and do not run TomCat as root.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1548

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2000 Renaud Deraison

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