Vulnerability CVE-2019-12423


Published: 2020-01-16

Description:
Apache CXF ships with a OpenId Connect JWK Keys service, which allows a client to obtain the public keys in JWK format, which can then be used to verify the signature of tokens issued by the service. Typically, the service obtains the public key from a local keystore (JKS/PKCS12) by specifing the path of the keystore and the alias of the keystore entry. This case is not vulnerable. However it is also possible to obtain the keys from a JWK keystore file, by setting the configuration parameter "rs.security.keystore.type" to "jwk". For this case all keys are returned in this file "as is", including all private key and secret key credentials. This is an obvious security risk if the user has configured the signature keystore file with private or secret key credentials. From CXF 3.3.5 and 3.2.12, it is mandatory to specify an alias corresponding to the id of the key in the JWK file, and only this key is returned. In addition, any private key information is omitted by default. "oct" keys, which contain secret keys, are not returned at all.

Type:

CWE-522

(Insufficiently Protected Credentials)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.3/10
2.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Apache -> CXF 

 References:
http://cxf.apache.org/security-advisories.data/CVE-2019-12423.txt.asc?version=1&modificationDate=1579178393000&api=v2
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rd588ff96f18563aeb5f87ac8c6bce7aae86cb1a4d4be483f96e7208c@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

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