A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Apache CXF Denial of Service and Unauthorized Access Vulnerabilities

Date Discovered:
November 06, 2019
Apache CXF is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability and an unauthorized access vulnerability. Attackers can exploit these issues to cause a denial-of-service condition and bypass certain security restrictions and gain unauthorized access; this may aid in launching further attacks. Apache CXF prior to 3.3.4 and 3.2.11 are vulnerable.
Technologies Affected
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.0
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.1
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.10
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.2
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.3
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.4
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.5
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.6
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.7
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.8
  • Apache Cxf 3.2.9
  • Apache Cxf 3.3.0
  • Apache Cxf 3.3.1
  • Apache Cxf 3.3.2
  • Apache Cxf 3.3.3
  • Oracle Retail Order Broker 15.0
  • Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
    If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
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