Man in The Middle (MiTM) Affecting org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-management package, versions [3.2.0,3.2.13) [3.3.0,3.3.6)
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- Snyk ID SNYK-JAVA-ORGAPACHECXF-564238
- published 1 Apr 2020
- disclosed 1 Apr 2020
- credit Unknown
How to fix?
org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-management to version 3.2.13, 3.3.6 or higher.
org.apache.cxf:cxf-rt-management is an Apache CXF Runtime Management package.
Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Man in The Middle (MiTM). Apache CXF has the ability to integrate with JMX by registering an
InstrumentationManager extension with the CXF bus. If the
createMBServerConnectorFactory property of the default
InstrumentationManagerImpl is not disabled, then it is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle (MITM) style attack.
An attacker on the same host can connect to the registry and rebind the entry to another server, thus acting as a proxy to the original. They are then able to gain access to all of the information that is sent and received over JMX.