24 June 2010
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT Security Bulletin ASB-2010.0153 A vulnerability has been identified in Apache Axis2 prior to versions 1.5.2 and 1.6. 24 June 2010 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Apache Axis2 prior to 1.5.2 and 1.6 Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX) Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated Resolution: Mitigation CVE Names: CVE-2010-1632 Member content until: Saturday, July 24 2010 Reference: ESB-2010.0553 OVERVIEW A vulnerability has been identified in Apache Axis2 prior to versions 1.5.2 and 1.6. IMPACT The vendor has provided the following description for this vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE-2010-1632: "The vulnerability described in this advisory may allow an attacker to read arbitrary files on the file system of the node where Axis2 runs, provided that the account running the Axis2 instance has access to these files and that Java 2 security is not used to prevent file system access. An attacker may also be able to retrieve unsecured resources from the network if they are reachable from the Axis2 instance with URLs that are recognized by the Java runtime. However, to do so, the attacker needs to create a specially crafted request that requires knowledge about the services deployed on the Axis2 instance. Therefore, this vulnerability cannot be exploited in an automated way. The vulnerability may also allow the attacker to check the file system of the server (resp. network resources reachable by the server) for the existence of certain files (resp. resources), as well as to carry out Denial of Service attacks. These attacks dont require knowledge about the services deployed on Axis2 and may thus be exploited using scripting."  MITIGATION The vendor recommends upgrading to the latest version of Axis2, however at the time of this publication, neither Axis2 1.5.2 nor Axis2 1.6 has been released. In the interim, the vendor recommends applying a fix which is available from: https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis2/java/core/security/secfix-cve-2010-1632  REFERENCES  Apache Axis2 Security Advisory (CVE-2010-1632) https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/axis/axis2/java/core/security/CVE-2010-1632.pdf AusCERT has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this document is accurate. However, the decision to use the information described is the responsibility of each user or organisation. The decision to follow or act on information or advice contained in this security bulletin is the responsibility of each user or organisation, and should be considered in accordance with your organisation's site policies and procedures. AusCERT takes no responsibility for consequences which may arise from following or acting on information or advice contained in this security bulletin. If you believe that your computer system has been compromised or attacked in any way, we encourage you to let us know by completing the secure National IT Incident Reporting Form at: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=3192 =========================================================================== Australian Computer Emergency Response Team The University of Queensland Brisbane Qld 4072 Internet Email: email@example.com Facsimile: (07) 3365 7031 Telephone: (07) 3365 4417 (International: +61 7 3365 4417) AusCERT personnel answer during Queensland business hours which are GMT+10:00 (AEST). On call after hours for member emergencies only. =========================================================================== -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1967 iD8DBQFMIrt+/iFOrG6YcBERAiJcAJ9SrwumYXCnn2XUWxbPgFhlml0JuACfSifQ 9zeJq8bTWZfUQNA5rd0ugiA= =gnDD -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----