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KM03645637 - Cloud Optimizer. Apache Tomcat vulnerability, CVE-2020-1938.

KM03645637 - Cloud Optimizer. Apache Tomcat vulnerability, CVE-2020-1938.

KM03645637 - Cloud Optimizer. Apache Tomcat vulnerability, CVE-2020-1938.

KM03645637 - Cloud Optimizer. Apache Tomcat vulnerability, CVE-2020-1938.
B-SL:100 HPSL:100 LIB4:false TYPE:reference HPTYPE:other ATT:0

Summary

There is a Security Vulnerability relating to Apache JServ Protocol (AJP), in Apache Tomcat has published by Apache Tomcat Security Bulletin. The vulnerability could be exploited to file content disclosure of the web application or remote code execution. When using the Apache JServ Protocol (AJP), care must be taken when trusting incoming connections to Apache Tomcat. Tomcat treats AJP connections as having higher trust than, for example, a similar HTTP connection. If such connections are available to an attacker, they can be exploited in ways that may be surprising. In Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.30, 8.5.0 to 8.5.50 and 7.0.0 to 7.0.99, Tomcat shipped with an AJP Connector enabled by default that listened on all configured IP addresses. This vulnerability report identified a mechanism that allowed: - returning arbitrary files from anywhere in the web application - processing any file in the web application as a JSP. Further, if the web application allowed file upload and stored those files within the web application (or the attacker was able to control the content of the web application by some other means) then this, along with the ability to process a file as a JSP, made remote code execution possible. In order to mitigate this vulnerability, Cloud Optimizer has given the steps for all impacted versions listed below. https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-1938

 

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Potential Security Impact: File content disclosure / remote code execution in Apache Tomcat

 

VULNERABILITY SUMMARY

 

There is a Security Vulnerability relating to Apache JServ Protocol (AJP),  in Apache Tomcat has published by Apache Tomcat Security Bulletin. The vulnerability could be exploited to file content disclosure of the web application or remote code execution.

When using the Apache JServ Protocol (AJP), care must be taken when trusting incoming connections to Apache Tomcat.

Tomcat treats AJP connections as having higher trust than, for example, a similar HTTP connection. If such connections are available to an attacker, they can be exploited in ways that may be surprising. In Apache Tomcat 9.0.0.M1 to 9.0.0.30, 8.5.0 to 8.5.50 and 7.0.0 to 7.0.99, Tomcat shipped with an AJP Connector enabled by default that listened on all configured IP addresses. This vulnerability report identified a mechanism that allowed: - returning arbitrary files from anywhere in the web application - processing any file in the web application as a JSP.  Further, if the web application allowed file upload and stored those files within the web application (or the attacker was able to control the content of the web application by some other means) then this, along with the ability to process a file as a JSP, made remote code execution possible. In order to mitigate this vulnerability, Cloud Optimizer has given the steps for all impacted versions listed below.

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2020-1938

CVE References:

CVE-2020-1938

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.

Cloud Optimizer:

Classic Versions: 3.02, 3.03, 3.04;                                                                     

Container Versions:   HCM suite where Copt Container 2018.08, 2019.11 are bundled

CVSS Version 3.0 and Version 2.0 Base Metrics

Reference

V3 Vector

V3 Base Score

V2 Vector

V2 Base Score

CVE-2020-1938

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

9.8

 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

7.5

 

RESOLUTION

Though AJP is not used in Cloud Optimizer, We strongly recommend that AJP configuration in Tomcat be disabled for Cloud Optimizer.  Not disabling will render the product vulnerable.

 

Micro Focus has made the following mitigation information available to resolve the vulnerability for the impacted versions of Cloud Optimizer:

·         Steps for disabling AJP protocol on Cloud Optimizer Classic Linux &Virtual Appliance installations:

 

o   Stop the OvTomcat on the machine by running the below command:

/opt/OV/bin/ovc -stop ovtomcatB

o   Disable AJP protocol by running the below command:

/opt/OV/bin/ovconfchg  -ns NONOV.TomcatB  -set EnableAJP False

o   Start the OvTomcat by running the below command:

/opt/OV/bin/ovc -start ovtomcatB

 

·         Steps for disabling AJP protocol on Cloud Optimizer Container Installation:

 

o   Login to the Cloud Optimizer Container by using the below steps:

  • Please check the namespace and Cloud Optimizer POD by running kubectl commands as below :                                                      

              kubectl get pods --all-namespaces -o wide | grep –i optimizer              

  • Login to container with Namespace and POD name from the above command output:                    

              kubectl exec -it hcm-co-optimizer-5b695fb868-qwmgm -n hcm1 -c hcm-co-optimizer bash

 

o   Change the user to itom

su - itom

o   Disable AJP protocol by running the below command:

/opt/OV/bin/ovconfchg  -ns NONOV.TomcatB  -set EnableAJP False

 

o   Exit the shell with itom user and root user to come to Kubernetes Master Node

  • itom@hcm-co-optimizer-667d48fd9b-jmlps:~> exit
  • hcm-co-optimizer-667d48fd9b-jmlps:/ # exit
  • root@:/

 

o   Delete and recreate the POD

  •  If the NFS is local to Master node, Please follow the below steps:

                              cd /var/vols/itom/core/suite-install/hcm/output/

                              kubectl delete -f hcm-co-optimizer.yaml

                              kubectl create -f hcm-co-optimizer.yaml

                                                                       

  •  If the NFS is on a separate node, Please follow the below steps:               

                            

1. To get the yaml path, run below command to get the mount point of the suite-install on a master node                              

                mount |grep suite-install|grep cdf-apiserver

 co.test.com:/var/vols/itom/core/suite-install on /opt/kubernetes/data/kubelet/pods/81956647-e5e9-11e9-a421-005056845116/volume-subpaths/itom-vol/cdf-apiserver/3 type nfs4 (rw,relatime,vers=4.1,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,namlen=255,hard,proto=tcp,port=0,timeo=600,retrans=2,sec=sys,clientaddr=1.1.1.1,local_lock=none,addr=1.

2. Change the directory to the local path, delete and recreate the POD                          

              cd /opt/kubernetes/data/kubelet/pods/81956647-e5e9-11e9-a421-005056845116/volume-subpaths/itom-vol/cdf-apiserver/3/hcm/output                                                      

 kubectl delete -f hcm-co-optimizer.yaml                                                        

 kubectl create -f hcm-co-optimizer.yaml                                                              

3. After 3-4 minutes, Verify if the COpt POD is running with 2/2 state by running below command:

                                kubectl get pod --all-namespaces | grep –i optimizer

 

 

 

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