ID CVE-2017-12624
Summary Apache CXF supports sending and receiving attachments via either the JAX-WS or JAX-RS specifications. It is possible to craft a message attachment header that could lead to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on a CXF web service provider. Both JAX-WS and JAX-RS services are vulnerable to this attack. From Apache CXF 3.2.1 and 3.1.14, message attachment headers that are greater than 300 characters will be rejected by default. This value is configurable via the property "attachment-max-header-size".
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.0
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.1
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.2
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.3
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.4
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.5
  • Apache CXF 3.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.6
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.7
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.8
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.9
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.10
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.10
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.11
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.11
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.12
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.12
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.13
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.13
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.14
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.14
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.0.15
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.0.15
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.0
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.1
  • Apache CXF 3.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.2
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.3
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.3
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.4
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.4
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.5
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.5
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.6
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.6
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.7
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.7
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.8
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.8
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.9
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.9
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.10
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.10
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.11
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.11
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.12
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.12
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.1.13
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.13
  • Apache Software Foundation CXF 3.2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.2.0
CVSS
Base: 4.3
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-19
CAPEC
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • XML Nested Payloads
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. By nesting XML data and causing this data to be continuously self-referential, an attacker can cause the XML parser to consume more resources while processing, causing excessive memory consumption and CPU utilization. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In most cases this type of an attack will result in a denial of service due to an application becoming unstable, freezing, or crash. However it may be possible to cause a crash resulting in arbitrary code execution, leading to a jump from the data plane to the control plane [R.230.1].
  • XML Oversized Payloads
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. By supplying oversized payloads in input vectors that will be processed by the XML parser, an attacker can cause the XML parser to consume more resources while processing, causing excessive memory consumption and CPU utilization, and potentially cause execution of arbitrary code. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In many cases this type of an attack will result in a denial of service due to an application becoming unstable, freezing, or crash. However it is possible to cause a crash resulting in arbitrary code execution, leading to a jump from the data plane to the control plane [R.231.1].
  • XML Client-Side Attack
    Client applications such as web browsers that process HTML data often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. These adverse effects may include the parser crashing, consuming too much of a resource, executing too slowly, executing code supplied by an attacker, allowing usage of unintended system functionality, etc. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In some cases it may be possible to jump from the data plane to the control plane via bad data being passed to an XML parser. [R.484.1]
  • XML Parser Attack
    Applications often need to transform data in and out of the XML format by using an XML parser. It may be possible for an attacker to inject data that may have an adverse effect on the XML parser when it is being processed. These adverse effects may include the parser crashing, consuming too much of a resource, executing too slowly, executing code supplied by an attacker, allowing usage of unintended system functionality, etc. An attacker's goal is to leverage parser failure to his or her advantage. In some cases it may be possible to jump from the data plane to the control plane via bad data being passed to an XML parser. [R.99.1]
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  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2018-2424.NASL
    description An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a platform for Java applications based on the JBoss Application Server. This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1.4 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the References. Security Fix(es) : * guava: Unbounded memory allocation in AtomicDoubleArray and CompoundOrdering classes allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CVE-2018-10237) * bouncycastle: flaw in the low-level interface to RSA key pair generator (CVE-2018-1000180) * cxf: Improper size validation in message attachment header for JAX-WS and JAX-RS services (CVE-2017-12624) * wildfly: wildfly-core: Path traversal can allow the extraction of .war archives to write arbitrary files (CVE-2018-10862) * cxf-core: apache-cxf: TLS hostname verification does not work correctly with com.sun.net.ssl.* (CVE-2018-8039) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
    last seen 2018-09-14
    modified 2018-09-13
    plugin id 112030
    published 2018-08-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=112030
    title RHEL 7 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2018:2424)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2018-2423.NASL
    description An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a platform for Java applications based on the JBoss Application Server. This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1.4 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.1.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the References. Security Fix(es) : * guava: Unbounded memory allocation in AtomicDoubleArray and CompoundOrdering classes allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CVE-2018-10237) * bouncycastle: flaw in the low-level interface to RSA key pair generator (CVE-2018-1000180) * cxf: Improper size validation in message attachment header for JAX-WS and JAX-RS services (CVE-2017-12624) * wildfly: wildfly-core: Path traversal can allow the extraction of .war archives to write arbitrary files (CVE-2018-10862) * cxf-core: apache-cxf: TLS hostname verification does not work correctly with com.sun.net.ssl.* (CVE-2018-8039) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
    last seen 2018-09-14
    modified 2018-09-13
    plugin id 112029
    published 2018-08-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=112029
    title RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2018:2423)
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2018:2423
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2018:2424
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2018:2425
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2018:2428
refmap via4
bid 101859
confirm http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2017-12624.txt.asc
sectrack 1040486
Last major update 14-11-2017 - 11:29
Published 14-11-2017 - 11:29
Last modified 16-08-2018 - 06:29
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