Apache Commons FileUpload up to 1.3.0 Content-Type Header for Multi-Part Request MultipartStream.java access control

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A vulnerability was found in Apache Commons FileUpload up to 1.3.0 and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality of the file MultipartStream.java of the component Content-Type Header for Multi-Part Request Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was shared 02/06/2014 by Hitachi Incident Response Team with JPCERT as Re: ***UNCHECKED*** Re: VN: JVN#14876762 / TN: JPCERT#90213603 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at markmail.org. The vendor cooperated in the coordination of the public release. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-0050 since 12/03/2013. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details as well as a public exploit are known. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73231 (Amazon Linux AMI : tomcat7 (ALAS-2014-312)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 350385 (Amazon Linux Security Advisory for tomcat6: ALAS-2014-344).

Upgrading to version 1.3.1 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at svn.apache.org. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (73231) and Exploit-DB (31615). seclists.org is providing further details. The entries 12440, 12518, 67146 and 67914 are related to this item.


  • Apache Tomcat 8.0.0-RC1
  • Apache Tomcat 8.0.1
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.0
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.50
  • Apache Commons FileUpload 1.0
  • Apache Commons FileUpload 1.1
  • Apache Commons FileUpload 1.2
  • Apache Commons FileUpload 1.3




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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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OpenVAS ID: 702856
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2856-1 (libcommons-fileupload-java - denial of service
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MetaSploit ID: apache_commons_fileupload_dos.rb
MetaSploit Name: Apache Commons FileUpload and Apache Tomcat DoS
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Upgrade: Commons FileUpload 1.3.1
Suricata ID: 2018113
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Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: Re: ***UNCHECKED*** Re: VN: JVN#14876762 / TN: JPCERT#90213603
Researcher: Hitachi Incident Response Team
Organization: JPCERT
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0050 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 65400 - Apache Commons FileUpload CVE-2014-0050 Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 56750 - Apache Commons FileUpload Content-Type Denial of Service Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 102945

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 02/07/2014 01:44 PM
Updated: 03/03/2022 10:14 AM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore exploit_price_0day
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