Improper Authentication Affecting org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-security package, versions [2,2.7.13) [3.0.0,3.0.2)

  • Attack Complexity


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  • published

    25 Dec 2016

  • disclosed

    25 Oct 2014

  • credit

    Dario Amiri

How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-security to version 2.7.13, 3.0.2 or higher.


org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-security is a services framework that helps you build and develop services using frontend programming APIs, like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Authentication. When using TransportBinding, does not properly enforce the SAML SubjectConfirmation method security semantics, which allows remote attackers to conduct spoofing attacks via unspecified vectors.