ESB-2017.2902 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] Apache CXF: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-11-15

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                               ESB-2017.2902
   CVE-2017-12624: Apache CXF web services that process attachments are
               vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
                             15 November 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Apache CXF
Publisher:         The Apache Software Foundation
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-12624  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2017-12624.txt.asc

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CVE-2017-12624: Apache CXF web services that process attachments are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

Severity: Major

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:

This vulnerability affects all versions of Apache CXF prior to 3.2.1 and
3.1.14.

Description:

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".

This has been fixed in revision:

https://github.com/apache/cxf/commit/8bd915bfd7735c248ad660059c6b6ad26cdbcdf6

Migration:

Apache CXF users should upgrade to 3.2.1 or 3.1.14 as soon as possible if they
are using web services with attachments.

Credit:

This issue was reported by Wang, Shixiang (Kevin) from Nokia.
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