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CVE-2018-8039 Detail

Description

It is possible to configure Apache CXF to use the com.sun.net.ssl implementation via 'System.setProperty("java.protocol.handler.pkgs", "com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol");'. When this system property is set, CXF uses some reflection to try to make the HostnameVerifier work with the old com.sun.net.ssl.HostnameVerifier interface. However, the default HostnameVerifier implementation in CXF does not implement the method in this interface, and an exception is thrown. However, in Apache CXF prior to 3.2.5 and 3.1.16 the exception is caught in the reflection code and not properly propagated. What this means is that if you are using the com.sun.net.ssl stack with CXF, an error with TLS hostname verification will not be thrown, leaving a CXF client subject to man-in-the-middle attacks.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/02/2018

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2018-8039.txt.asc?version=1&modificationDate=1530184663000&api=v2
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1041199
https://github.com/apache/cxf/commit/fae6fabf9bd7647f5e9cb68897a7d72b545b741b
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/1f8ff31df204ad0374ab26ad333169e0387a5e7ec92422f337431866@%3Cdev.cxf.apache.org%3E

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CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-8039
NVD Published Date:
07/02/2018
NVD Last Modified:
07/03/2018