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CVE-2016-6812 Detail

Current Description

The HTTP transport module in Apache CXF prior to 3.0.12 and 3.1.x prior to 3.1.9 uses FormattedServiceListWriter to provide an HTML page which lists the names and absolute URL addresses of the available service endpoints. The module calculates the base URL using the current HttpServletRequest. The calculated base URL is used by FormattedServiceListWriter to build the service endpoint absolute URLs. If the unexpected matrix parameters have been injected into the request URL then these matrix parameters will find their way back to the client in the services list page which represents an XSS risk to the client.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.1 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 2.7
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2016-6812.txt.asc Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97582 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037543 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0868
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CXF-6216 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE-79)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.0.11
 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:apache:cxf:3.1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6812
NVD Published Date:
08/10/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018