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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache CXF Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache CXF Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof SSL Servers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031419
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3577   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 22 2014
Impact:   Modification of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.7.14, 3.0.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache CXF. A remote user can spoof SSL servers.

A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can supply a specially crafted host name in an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field to spoof an SSL server.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof an SSL server.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.7.14, 3.0.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 14 2015 (Ubuntu Issues Fix for Apache Commons Components) Apache CXF Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof SSL Servers
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Apache Commons Components for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 15.04.

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