Denial of service in Apache Tomcat



Published: 2020-06-27
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11996
CWE-ID CWE-399
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Apache Tomcat
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU29333

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11996

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper management of internal resources with the application when processing HTTP/2 requests. A remote attacker can send specially crafted sequence of HTTP/2 requests to the affected server and trigger high CPU load for several seconds. A large number of such requests causes denial of service.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tomcat: 10.0.0-M1 - 10.0.0.0-M1, 9.0.0 - 9.0.35, 8.5.0 - 8.5.55


CPE2.3 External links

http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r5541ef6b6b68b49f76fc4c45695940116da2bcbe0312ef204a00a2e0%40%3Cannounce.tomcat.apache.org%3E

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.



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