Information Exposure Affecting org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-security Open this link in a new tab package, versions [2.0.6,2.6.13) [2.7.0,2.7.10) [3.0.0-milestone1,3.0.0-milestone2)

  • Attack Complexity


  • User Interaction


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  • published

    8 Sep 2014

  • disclosed

    7 Jul 2014

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How to fix?

Upgrade org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-ws-security to version 2.6.13, 2.7.10, 3.0.0-milestone2 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 Information Exposure. The SymmetricBinding when EncryptBeforeSigning is enabled and the UsernameToken policy is set to an EncryptedSupportingToken, transmits the UsernameToken in cleartext, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the network.