Improper Authentication Affecting org.apache.wss4j:wss4j package, versions (,2.0.1]

  • Attack Complexity


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  • published

    25 Dec 2016

  • disclosed

    25 Oct 2014

  • credit

    Dario Amiri


org.apache.wss4j:wss4j is a Web Services Security (WS-Security) library being developed at OASIS Web Services Security TC. WSS4J is a primarily a Java library that can be used to sign and verify SOAP Messages with WS-Security information. WSS4J will use Apache Axis and Apache XML-Security projects and will be interoperable with JAX-RPC based server/clients and .NET server/clients.

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.