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Apache Tomcat HTTP PUT Remote Code Execution (CVE-2017-12617)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2017-0827
Date Published: 8 Oct 2017
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: 22 Oct 2017
Source: Apache
Industry Reference:CVE-2017-12617
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 7.x prior to 7.0.82
Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 8.x prior to 8.0.47
Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 9.x prior to 9.0.1
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Apache Tomcat. The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of PUT requests. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a specially crafted request containing a JSP page to the vulnerable server.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Apache Tomcat HTTP PUT Remote Code Execution protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Apache Server Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  Apache Tomcat HTTP PUT Remote Code Execution

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