Information disclosure in Apache Tomcat



Published: 2020-10-12
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-13943
CWE-ID CWE-399
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
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: #VU47516

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-13943

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to improper management of internal resources within the application when processing HTTP/2 requests. If an HTTP/2 client exceeded the agreed maximum number of concurrent streams for a connection (in violation of the HTTP/2 protocol), it was possible that a subsequent request made on that connection could contain HTTP headers - including HTTP/2 pseudo headers - from a previous request rather than the intended headers. This could lead to users seeing responses for unexpected resources.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tomcat: 10.0.0-M1 - 10.0.0.0-M1, 9.0.0 - 9.0.37, 8.5.0 - 8.5.57


CPE2.3 External links

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2020/q4/42

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.



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