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Security Advisory - Apache Tomcat File Inclusion Vulnerability

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20200715-01-tomact
  • Initial Release Date: 2020.07.15
  • Last Release Date: 2020.07.29

There is a file inclusion vulnerability in the implementation of the AJP protocol in Apache Tomcat. Attackers can send malicious AJP requests to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploit could cause the remote attacker read any file in a specified directory without authorization. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2020-02140)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-1938.

Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20200715-01-tomact-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

SMSGW

V100R001C01LG0701

V100R003C01LG6301SPC009

V100R001C01LG0801

V100R001C01LG0901

V100R002C11LG1901

V100R002C11LG2501

V100R002C11LG2601

V100R002C11LG3001

V100R002C11LG3201

V100R002C11LG3501

V100R002C11LG3701

V100R003C01LG2401

V100R003C01LG3501

V100R003C01LG3601

V100R003C01LG3701

V100R003C01LG3801

V100R003C01LG3901

V100R003C01LG4001

V100R003C01LG4101

V100R003C01LG4201

V100R003C01LG4301

V100R003C01LG5101

V100R003C01LG5201

V100R003C01LG5401

V100R003C01LG5501

V100R003C01LG6001

V100R003C01LG6101

V100R003C01LG6201

V100R003C01LG6301

V100R003C01LG7001

V100R003C01LI0101

V100R003C01LM1501

V100R003C01LRC001

V100R003C01LRC003

V100R003C01LRC004

V100R003C01LRC005

V100R003C01LRC006

V100R003C01LRC007

V100R003C01LRC008

V100R003C01LRC009

V100R003C01LRG002

V100R003C01LRG003

V100R003C01LRG003SPC001

V100R003C01LRG003SPC002

V100R003C01LRG004

V100R003C01LRG005

V100R003C01LRG006

V100R003C01LRG007

V100R003C01LRG008

V100R003C01LRG009

V100R003C01LRG020

V100R003C01LRG021

V100R003C01LRG022

V100R003C01LRG023

V100R003C01LRG024

V100R003C01LRG025

V100R003C01LRG029

V100R003C01LRG030

V100R003C01LRG032

V100R003C01LRI001

V100R003C01LRI002

V100R003C01LRI002SPC001

V100R003C01LRM001

V100R003C01LRS001

V100R003C01LRS002

V100R003C01LRW002

V100R003C01LRW003

V100R003C01LU0701

V100R003C01LU0801

V100R003C01LU0901

V100R003C01LU1001

V100R003C01LU1101

V100R003C01LU1201

V100R003C01LU1301

V100R003C01LU1401

V100R003C01LU1501

V100R003C01LU1601

V100R003C01LU1701

V100R003C01LU2201

V100R003C01LU2301

V100R003C01LU2601

V100R003C01LU2701


Successful exploit could cause the remote attacker read any file in a specified directory without authorization.


The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).

Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Temporal Score: 7.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)


This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

The attacker could gain access the affected network.

Vulnerability details:

Attackers can send malicious AJP requests to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploit could cause the remote attacker read any file in a specified directory without authorization.


Users can disable the AJP protocol port to defend against the vulnerability. 

The procedure is as follows and users are advised to contact Huawei TAC for further guidance: Comment out <Connector port="8009" protocol="AJP/1.3"redirectPort="8443" /> in the conf/server.xml configuration file. (The configuration file such as port number varies according to the product.)

Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This vulnerability was public disclosed.


2020-07-29 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section;

2020-07-15 V1.0 INITIAL


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