CVE-2021-22696 Detail

Current Description

CXF supports (via JwtRequestCodeFilter) passing OAuth 2 parameters via a JWT token as opposed to query parameters (see: The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework: JWT Secured Authorization Request (JAR)). Instead of sending a JWT token as a "request" parameter, the spec also supports specifying a URI from which to retrieve a JWT token from via the "request_uri" parameter. CXF was not validating the "request_uri" parameter (apart from ensuring it uses "https) and was making a REST request to the parameter in the request to retrieve a token. This means that CXF was vulnerable to DDos attacks on the authorization server, as specified in section 10.4.1 of the spec. This issue affects Apache CXF versions prior to 3.4.3; Apache CXF versions prior to 3.3.10.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/04/02/2 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2021-22696.txt.asc Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r6445001cc5f9a2bb1e6316993753306e054bdd1d702656b7cbe59045@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r8651c06212c56294a1c0ea61a5ad7790c06502209c03f05c0c7c9914@%3Cdev.cxf.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r8651c06212c56294a1c0ea61a5ad7790c06502209c03f05c0c7c9914@%3Cusers.cxf.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rec7160382badd3ef4ad017a22f64a266c7188b9ba71394f0d321e2d4@%3Ccommits.cxf.apache.org%3E Mailing List  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-400 Uncontrolled Resource Consumption cwe source acceptance level NIST   Contributor acceptance level Apache Software Foundation  
CWE-918 Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) Contributor acceptance level Apache Software Foundation  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-22696
NVD Published Date:
04/02/2021
NVD Last Modified:
04/07/2021
Source:
Apache Software Foundation