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Red Hat JBoss EAP: Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions (CVE-2018-8039)

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Red Hat JBoss EAP: Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions (CVE-2018-8039)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/02/2018
Created
11/23/2019
Added
11/14/2019
Modified
06/18/2021

Description

It is possible to configure Apache CXF to use the com.sun.net.ssl implementation via 'System.setProperty("java.protocol.handler.pkgs", "com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol");'. When this system property is set, CXF uses some reflection to try to make the HostnameVerifier work with the old com.sun.net.ssl.HostnameVerifier interface. However, the default HostnameVerifier implementation in CXF does not implement the method in this interface, and an exception is thrown. However, in Apache CXF prior to 3.2.5 and 3.1.16 the exception is caught in the reflection code and not properly propagated. What this means is that if you are using the com.sun.net.ssl stack with CXF, an error with TLS hostname verification will not be thrown, leaving a CXF client subject to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Solution(s)

  • red-hat-jboss-eap-upgrade-7_1_4

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