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CVE-2018-17187 Detail

Current Description

The Apache Qpid Proton-J transport includes an optional wrapper layer to perform TLS, enabled by use of the 'transport.ssl(...)' methods. Unless a verification mode was explicitly configured, client and server modes previously defaulted as documented to not verifying a peer certificate, with options to configure this explicitly or select a certificate verification mode with or without hostname verification being performed. The latter hostname verifying mode was not implemented in Apache Qpid Proton-J versions 0.3 to 0.29.0, with attempts to use it resulting in an exception. This left only the option to verify the certificate is trusted, leaving such a client vulnerable to Man In The Middle (MITM) attack. Uses of the Proton-J protocol engine which do not utilise the optional transport TLS wrapper are not impacted, e.g. usage within Qpid JMS. Uses of Proton-J utilising the optional transport TLS wrapper layer that wish to enable hostname verification must be upgraded to version 0.30.0 or later and utilise the VerifyMode#VERIFY_PEER_NAME configuration, which is now the default for client mode usage unless configured otherwise.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/13/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.4 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 2.2


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/105935 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PROTON-1962 Vendor Advisory
https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/qpid-users/201811.mbox/%3CCAFitrpQSV73Vz7rJYfLJK7gvEymZSCR5ooWUeU8j4jzRydk-eg%40mail.gmail.com%3E Mailing List Mitigation Vendor Advisory
https://qpid.apache.org/cves/CVE-2018-17187.html Mitigation Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Certificate Validation (CWE-295)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-17187
NVD Published Date:
11/13/2018
NVD Last Modified:
01/31/2019