Information disclosure in Apache Tomcat



Published: 2020-12-04
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-17527
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 Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource management error

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-17527

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 in Apache Tomcat. The web server can re-use an HTTP request header value from the previous stream received on an HTTP/2 connection for the request associated with the subsequent stream. As a result a remote attacker can obtain sensitive information from another HTTP request.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache Tomcat: 8.0.0, 8.0.0 RC1, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10, 8.0.11, 8.0.12, 8.0.13, 8.0.14, 8.0.15, 8.0.16, 8.0.17, 8.0.18, 8.0.19, 8.0.20, 8.0.21, 8.0.22, 8.0.23, 8.0.24, 8.0.25, 8.0.26, 8.0.27, 8.0.28, 8.0.29, 8.0.30, 8.0.31, 8.0.32, 8.0.33, 8.0.34, 8.0.35, 8.0.36, 8.0.37, 8.0.38, 8.0.39, 8.0.41, 8.0.42, 8.0.43, 8.0.44, 8.0.45, 8.0.46, 8.0.47, 8.0.48, 8.0.49, 8.0.50, 8.0.51, 8.0.52, 8.0.53, 8.5.0, 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3, 8.5.4, 8.5.5, 8.5.6, 8.5.7, 8.5.8, 8.5.9, 8.5.10, 8.5.11, 8.5.12, 8.5.13, 8.5.14, 8.5.15, 8.5.16, 8.5.17, 8.5.18, 8.5.19, 8.5.20, 8.5.21, 8.5.22, 8.5.23, 8.5.24, 8.5.25, 8.5.26, 8.5.27, 8.5.28, 8.5.29, 8.5.30, 8.5.31, 8.5.32, 8.5.33, 8.5.34, 8.5.35, 8.5.36, 8.5.37, 8.5.38, 8.5.39, 8.5.40, 8.5.41, 8.5.42, 8.5.43, 8.5.44, 8.5.45, 8.5.46, 8.5.47, 8.5.48, 8.5.49, 8.5.50, 8.5.51, 8.5.52, 8.5.53, 8.5.54, 8.5.55, 8.5.56, 8.5.57, 8.5.58, 8.5.59, 9.0.0, 9.0.0-M1, 9.0.0-M2, 9.0.0-M3, 9.0.0-M4, 9.0.0-M5, 9.0.0-M6, 9.0.0-M7, 9.0.0-M8, 9.0.0-M9, 9.0.0-M10, 9.0.0-M11, 9.0.0-M12, 9.0.0-M13, 9.0.0-M14, 9.0.0-M15, 9.0.0-M16, 9.0.0-M17, 9.0.0-M18, 9.0.0-M19, 9.0.0-M20, 9.0.0-M21, 9.0.0-M22, 9.0.0-M23, 9.0.0-M24, 9.0.0-M25, 9.0.0-M26, 9.0.0-M27, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.0.9, 9.0.10, 9.0.11, 9.0.12, 9.0.13, 9.0.14, 9.0.15, 9.0.16, 9.0.17, 9.0.18, 9.0.19, 9.0.20, 9.0.21, 9.0.22, 9.0.23, 9.0.24, 9.0.25, 9.0.26, 9.0.27, 9.0.28, 9.0.29, 9.0.30, 9.0.31, 9.0.32, 9.0.33, 9.0.34, 9.0.35, 9.0.36, 9.0.37, 9.0.38, 9.0.39, 10.0.0-M1, 10.0.0-M2, 10.0.0-M3, 10.0.0-M4, 10.0.0-M5, 10.0.0-M6, 10.0.0-M7, 10.0.0-M8, 10.0.0-M9, 10.0.0.0-M1

CPE External links

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r8a227ac6a755a6406c1cc47dd48800e973d4cf13fe7fe68ac59c679c@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/raa0e9ad388c1e6fd1e301b5e080f9439f64cb4178119a86a4801cc53@%3Cdev.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rce5ac9a40173651d540babce59f6f3825f12c6d4e886ba00823b11e5%40%3Cannounce.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rce5ac9a40173651d540babce59f6f3825f12c6d4e886ba00823b11e5@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rce5ac9a40173651d540babce59f6f3825f12c6d4e886ba00823b11e5@%3Cannounce.tomcat.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rd5babd13d7a350b369b2f647b4dd32ce678af42f9aba5389df1ae6ca@%3Cusers.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.



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