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From Moritz Bechler <>
Subject Re: Reg vulnerability for Server State saving
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:04:37 GMT

> Currently we are not in a position to update to 1.1.8 as the change would
> require a upgrade of legacy software.
> With just 1.1.5,based on the below, it has been mentioned that it is ok to
> use "Server" for state saving. Based on this, can you clarify that
> encryption is not required for server state saving.

No, unfortunately this is very unsafe - one should never use myfaces
with unencrypted ViewState. An attacker can exploit the (useless, as
it's a simple string) deserialization of a crafted ViewState token that
MyFaces performs. This is almost certainly exploitable for remote code
execution (<>).



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