Apache Axis Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-0227) Threat Alert

Apache Axis Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-0227) Threat Alert

abril 19, 2019 | Adeline Zhang


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.

Affected Versions

  • Apache Axis Version = 1.4

Unaffected Versions

  • 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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