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Subject [CONF] Apache CXF > CVE-2012-5575
Date Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:54:00 GMT
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    <h2><a href="">CVE-2012-5575</a></h2>
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<p>An XML Encryption backwards compatibility attack on Apache CXF is described by<br/>

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<p>This attack relates to a previous security advisory CVE-2011-1096<br/>
(<a href="" class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></a>).
CVE-2011-1096 exploited a<br/>
cryptographic weakness in the CBC mode of XML Encryption, to conduct chosen<br/>
ciphertext attacks leading to the recovery of the entire plaintext. The fix<br/>
for CVE-2011-1096 was to switch to use GCM instead of CBC. Please see the note <br/>
linked above for more information.</p>

<p>CVE-2012-5575 resurrects the previous attack by relying on the fact that<br/>
Apache CXF will attempt to decrypt arbitrary ciphertexts, without first<br/>
checking to see if the algorithm corresponds to the given encryption algorithm<br/>
defined by the WS-SecurityPolicy AlgorithmSuite definition. </p>


<p>Any version of CXF that uses Apache WSS4J 1.6.7 or below is vulnerable to this<br/>
attack. In other words, any version of CXF below 2.5.7, 2.6.4, or 2.7.1. <br/>
However due to separate security advisories, we urge CXF users to upgrade to<br/>
one of the latest releases as follows:</p>

<p>CXF 2.5.x users should upgrade to CXF 2.5.10.<br/>
CXF 2.6.x users should upgrade to CXF 2.6.7.<br/>
CXF 2.7.x users should upgrade to CXF 2.7.4.</p>

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