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Apache Dubbo Hessian2 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-11995)

Aug 19, 2020 GMT+08:00

I. Overview

Apache Dubbo has recently disclosed that the default deserialization protocol Hessian2 can cause remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-11995). During the deserialization of the HashMap object by Hessian2, some functions in the classes stored in HasMap will be executed after a series of program calls. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to trigger remote code execution.

If you are an Apache Dubbo user, check your system and implement timely security hardening.

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II. Severity

Severity: important

(Severity: low, moderate, important, and critical)

III. Affected Products

Affected versions:

Apache Dubbo 2.7.0 to 2.7.2

Apache Dubbo 2.6.0 to 2.6.8

Apache Dubbo all 2.5.x versions (not supported by official team any longer)

Secure versions:

Apache Dubbo 2.7.8

Apache Dubbo 2.6.9

IV. Vulnerability Handling

This vulnerability has been fixed in the latest official versions. If your version falls into the affected range, upgrade it to a secure version.

Download address of Apache Dubbo 2.7.8:

Download address of Apache Dubbo 2.6.9:


If an upgrade is not available for you now, set the whitelist in Hessian2 3.2.9 by referring to the workarounds provided on the official website to mitigate security risks.

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Note: Before fixing vulnerabilities, back up your files and conduct a thorough test.