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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-5575

Original release date: 08/19/2013
Last revised: 10/30/2013


Apache CFX 2.5.x before 2.5.10, 2.6.x before CXF 2.6.7, and 2.7.x before CXF 2.7.4 does not verify that a specified cryptographic algorithm is allowed by the WS-SecurityPolicy AlgorithmSuite definition before decrypting, which allows remote attackers to force CXF to use weaker cryptographic algorithms than intended and makes it easier to decrypt communications, aka "XML Encryption backwards compatibility attack."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cxf.apache.org/cve-2012-5575.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0943
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0873
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1437
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0839
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0875
External Source: BID
Name: 60043
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0876
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1028
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0834
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1143
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=880443
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.nds.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/research/publications/backwards-compatibility/
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0833
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0874
Type: Advisory

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