Multiple vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat



Published: 2020-07-14
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2020-13935
CVE-2020-13934
CWE-ID CWE-835
CWE-399
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
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Apache Tomcat
Server applications / Web servers

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Infinite loop

EUVDB-ID: #VU29723

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-2020-13935

CWE-ID: CWE-835 - Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to infinite loop when processing payload length in a WebSocket frame. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request to the application, consume all available system resources and cause denial of service conditions.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tomcat: 10.0.0-M1 - 10.0.0.0-M1, 9.0.0 - 9.0.36, 8.5.0 - 8.5.56, 7.0.27 - 7.0.104


CPE2.3 External links

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2020/q3/24
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-10.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-9.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.105

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.

2) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU29724

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-2020-13934

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

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 when processing h2 direct connections. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted HTTP/2 requests to the server and consume all available memory.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tomcat: 10.0.0-M1 - 10.0.0.0-M1, 9.0.0 - 9.0.36, 8.5.1 - 8.5.56


CPE2.3 External links

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2020/q3/25
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-10.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-9.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-8.html

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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