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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:   None.


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