Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0557

Updated cxf packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 31 Dec 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-3584 , CVE-2014-3577


Updated cxf packages fix security vulnerabilities:

An Apache CXF JAX-RS service can process SAML tokens received in the
authorization header of a request via the SamlHeaderInHandler. However it is
possible to cause an infinite loop in the parsing of this header by passing 
certain bad values for the header, leading to a Denial of Service attack on
the service (CVE-2014-3584).

Apache CXF is vulnerable to a possible SSL hostname verification bypass, due
to a flaw in comparing the server hostname to the domain name in the Subject's
DN field. A Man In The Middle attack can exploit this vulnerability by using
a specially crafted Subject DN to spoof a valid certificate (CVE-2014-3577).