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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-9879

An issue was discovered in Pivotal Spring Security before 3.2.10, 4.1.x before 4.1.4, and 4.2.x before 4.2.1. Spring Security does not consider URL path parameters when processing security constraints. By adding a URL path parameter with an encoded "/" to a request, an attacker may be able to bypass a security constraint. The root cause of this issue is a lack of clarity regarding the handling of path parameters in the Servlet Specification. Some Servlet containers include path parameters in the value returned for getPathInfo() and some do not. Spring Security uses the value returned by getPathInfo() as part of the process of mapping requests to security constraints. The unexpected presence of path parameters can cause a constraint to be bypassed. Users of Apache Tomcat (all current versions) are not affected by this vulnerability since Tomcat follows the guidance previously provided by the Servlet Expert group and strips path parameters from the value returned by getContextPath(), getServletPath(), and getPathInfo(). Users of other Servlet containers based on Apache Tomcat may or may not be affected depending on whether or not the handling of path parameters has been modified. Users of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.x are known to be affected. Users of other containers that implement the Servlet specification may be affected.
Publish Date : 2017-01-06 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 417

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-9879

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application IBM Websphere Application Server 8.5.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 3.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 4.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 4.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Pivotal Software Spring Security 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
IBM Websphere Application Server 13
Pivotal Software Spring Security 15

- References For CVE-2016-9879

https://pivotal.io/security/cve-2016-9879 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95142
BID 95142 Pivotal Spring Security CVE-2016-9879 Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2017-01-02
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1832
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1832

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-9879

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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