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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache CXF Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache CXF 'com.sun.net.ssl' Lets Remote Users Bypass TLS Hostname Verification on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041199
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041199
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8039   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 28 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache CXF. A remote user can bypass TLS hostname verification in certain cases.

The system does not properly verify TLS hostnames when used with the 'com.sun.net.ssl' implementation. A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can bypass the hostname verification.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass TLS hostname verification.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.1.16, 3.2.5).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8039.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8039.txt.asc (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.
Sep 4 2018 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization) Apache CXF 'com.sun.net.ssl' Lets Remote Users Bypass TLS Hostname Verification on the Target System
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Sep 21 2018 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM WebSphere Application Server) Apache CXF 'com.sun.net.ssl' Lets Remote Users Bypass TLS Hostname Verification on the Target System
IBM has issued a fix for IBM WebSphere Application Server.



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