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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Archiva Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache Archiva Access Control Flaw at Several REST Endpoints Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038528
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5657   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 19 2017
Original Entry Date:  May 19 2017
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.x, 2.0.0 - 2.2.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Archiva. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

Several REST endpoints do not properly validate user-supplied requests. A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML page or URL that, when loaded by the target authenticated user, will take actions on the target interface acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the target system acting as the target authenticated user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.2.3).

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [oss-security] [SECURITY] CVE-2017-5657: Apache Archiva CSRF vulnerability for REST endpoints

CVE-2017-5657: Apache Archiva CSRF vulnerabilities for various REST endpoints

Severity: Important

The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
    Archiva 2.0.0 - 2.2.1
    The unsupported versions 1.x are also affected.  

Several REST service endpoints of Apache Archiva are not protected against 
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. A malicious site opened in the same 
browser as the archiva site, may send HTML response that performs arbitrary 
actions on archiva services, with the same rights as the active archiva 
session (e.g. adminstrator rights).

  All users are recommended to upgrade to Archiva 2.2.3 or higher, 
  where additional measures are taken to verify the origin of REST requests.


The newest Archiva version can be downloaded from:


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