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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache CXF Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache CXF JAX-RS XML Security Streaming Client Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038279
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038279
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5653   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 18 2017
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 3.0.13, 3.1.11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache CXF. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The JAX-RS XML Security streaming client does not properly validation XML signatures or encryption for JAX-RS services. A remote user can send or modify specially crafted data that will bypass security validation on the target system.

DOM clients are not affected.

Streaming servers are not affected.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass security validation on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.0.13, 3.1.11).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2017-5653.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2017-5653.txt.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 11 2017 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat JBoss) Apache CXF JAX-RS XML Security Streaming Client Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass Security Restrictions on the Target System
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat JBoss for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.



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