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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache CXF Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
Apache CXF Fediz XML DTD Processing Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041220
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041220
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8038   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 5 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache CXF Fediz. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can supply specially crafted XML DTD data via a Fediz plugin to cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can supply specially crafted XML DTD data via WS-Federation request parameters to cause denial of service conditions on the Apache CXF Fediz Identity Provider (IdP).

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://github.com/apache/cxf-fediz/commit/b6ed9865d0614332fa419fe4b6d0fe81bc2e660d

http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8038.txt.asc

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8038.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8038.txt.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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