The default service StockQuoteService.jws in Axis contains a hard-coded HTTP URL, which can be used to trigger an HTTP request. An attacker can conduct a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack by taking control of a domain (www.xmltoday.com) or performing ARP poisoning against the targeted Axis server, and then redirect the HTTP request to a malicious web server before remotely executing code on the Apache Axis server (CVE-2019-0227).
To prevent the domain name www.xmltoday.com from being used for malicious intent, some white hat hackers have purchased it after discovering the vulnerability.
About Apache Axis
Apache Axis is a Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) engine that currently provides support for SOAP 1.2/REST.
- Apache Axis Version = 1.4
- All Apache Axis2 versions (currently, no Axis2 servers have been found to make any HTTP requests)
- If you are using Axis, delete StockQuoteService.jws from the Axis root directory.
- Ensure that any libraries or services you are running in Axis or Axis2 do not perform HTTP requests or allow users to initiate an HTTP request.
- You can download Apache Axis2 from the following website:
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