Remote Code Execution Affecting org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core package, versions [7.0.0,7.0.94) [8.5.0,8.5.40) [9.0.0.M1,9.0.18)


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Exploit Maturity Mature
    Attack Complexity High
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High
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NVD
8.1 high
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RHEL
5.9 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHETOMCATEMBED-451343
  • published 17 Apr 2019
  • disclosed 15 Apr 2019
  • credit Unknown

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core to version 7.0.94, 8.5.40, 9.0.18 or higher.

Overview

org.apache.tomcat.embed:tomcat-embed-core is a Core Tomcat implementation.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Remote Code Execution due to a bug in the way the underlying Java Runtime Environment (JRE) passes command line arguments to windows systems when the option enableCmdLineArguments is enabled.

The CGI Servlet in Apache Tomcat when enabled, will pass user input to the underlying operating system for command line parsing. However, this process is not consistent and may allow the injection of additional arguments. This misconfiguration could be abused by attackers to execute code on an application's underlying operating system.