Privilege Escalation Affecting org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina package, versions [9.0.16, 9.0.29)


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High
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NVD
7 high
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SUSE
7.1 high
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RHEL
7.4 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCAT-538489
  • published 20 Dec 2019
  • disclosed 18 Dec 2019
  • credit An Trinh of Viettel Cyber Security

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina to version 9.0.29 or higher.

Overview

org.apache.tomcat:tomcat-catalina is a Tomcat Servlet Engine Core Classes and Standard implementations.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. When Tomcat is configured with the JMX Remote Lifecycle Listener, a local attacker without access to the Tomcat process or configuration files is able to manipulate the RMI registry to perform a man-in-the-middle attack to capture user names and passwords used to access the JMX interface. The attacker can then use these credentials to access the JMX interface and gain complete control over the Tomcat instance.