Two security issues have been reported in Apache CXF, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.
1) An error when handling HTTP GET requests via the URIMappingInterceptor can be exploited to bypass WS-Security processing and access otherwise restricted SOAP services.
Successful exploitation of this security issue requires that the service is secured via WSS4JInInterceptor and is not protected by WS-SecurityPolicy.
This security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.5.8, 2.6.5, and 2.7.2.
2) An error when handling WS-SecurityPolicy enabled plaintext UsernameTokens can be exploited to bypass authentication by not providing a password child element within the security header of a SOAP request.
This security issue is reported in versions prior to 2.5.9, 2.6.6, and 2.7.3.
Solution: Update to version 2.5.9, 2.6.6, or 2.7.3.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
Original Advisory: http://cxf.apache.org/cve-2012-5633.html
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Subject: Apache CXF SOAP URIMappingInterceptor and Plaintext UsernameTokens Security Issues
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