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CVE-2018-1336

Published: 02/08/2018 Updated: 05/12/2018
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5 | Impact Score: 2.9 | Exploitability Score: 10
CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.5 | Impact Score: 3.6 | Exploitability Score: 3.9

Vulnerability Summary

An improper handing of overflow in the UTF-8 decoder with supplementary characters can lead to an infinite loop in the decoder causing a Denial of Service. Versions Affected: Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M9 to 9.0.7, 8.5.0 to 8.5.30, 8.0.0.RC1 to 8.0.51, and 7.0.28 to 7.0.86.

A vulnerability in the UTF-8 decoder component of Apache Tomcat could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.

The vulnerability exists because the UTF-8 decoder component of the affected software improperly handles user-supplied input containing supplementary characters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a request that submits malicious input to the targeted system. A successful exploit could cause an infinite loop condition in the UTF-8 decoder component of the software, resulting in a DoS condition.

The Apache Software Foundation has confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Complexity: LOW
Authentication: NONE
Access Vector: NETWORK
Confidentiality Impact: NONE
Integrity Impact: NONE
Availability Impact: PARTIAL

Vulnerability Trend

Affected Products

Vendor Product Versions
ApacheTomcat7.0.28, 7.0.29, 7.0.30, 7.0.31, 7.0.32, 7.0.33, 7.0.34, 7.0.35, 7.0.36, 7.0.37, 7.0.38, 7.0.39, 7.0.40, 7.0.41, 7.0.42, 7.0.43, 7.0.44, 7.0.45, 7.0.46, 7.0.47, 7.0.48, 7.0.49, 7.0.50, 7.0.51, 7.0.54, 7.0.55, 7.0.56, 7.0.57, 7.0.58, 7.0.59, 7.0.60, 7.0.61, 7.0.62, 7.0.63, 7.0.64, 7.0.65, 7.0.66, 7.0.67, 7.0.68, 7.0.69, 7.0.70, 7.0.71, 7.0.72, 7.0.73, 7.0.74, 7.0.75, 7.0.76, 7.0.77, 7.0.78, 7.0.79, 7.0.80, 7.0.81, 7.0.82, 7.0.83, 7.0.84, 7.0.85, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.4, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 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, 8.0.40, 8.0.41, 8.0.42, 8.0.43, 8.0.44, 8.0.47, 8.0.48, 8.0.49, 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, 8.5.23, 8.5.24, 8.5.27, 8.5.28, 8.5.29, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7
RedhatJboss Enterprise Application Platform6.0.0, 6.4.0
RedhatJboss Enterprise Web Server3.0.0, 5.0.0
CanonicalUbuntu Linux14.04, 16.04
DebianDebian Linux8.0, 9.0

Mitigation

Administrators are advised to apply the appropriate updates.

Administrators are advised to allow only trusted users to have network access.

Administrators are advised to run both firewall and antivirus applications to minimize the potential of inbound and outbound threats.

Administrators may consider using IP-based access control lists (ACLs) to allow only trusted systems to access the affected systems.

Administrators can help protect affected systems from external attacks by using a solid firewall strategy.

Administrators are advised to monitor affected systems.

Exploitation

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must send a request that submits malicious input to the targeted system, making exploitation more difficult in environments that restrict network access from untrusted sources.

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