Shibboleth Identity Provider up to 2.4.3 PKIX Trust Engine 7pk security

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Shibboleth Identity Provider up to 2.4.3. This issue affects an unknown part of the component PKIX Trust Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a 7pk security vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-254. Impacted is confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The PKIX trust engines in Shibboleth Identity Provider before 2.4.4 and OpenSAML Java (OpenSAML-J) before 2.6.5 trust candidate X.509 credentials when no trusted names are available for the entityID, which allows remote attackers to impersonate an entity via a certificate issued by a shibmd:KeyAuthority trust anchor.

The weakness was released 07/08/2015 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-1796 since 02/17/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1211 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 2.4.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at VDB-69537, VDB-69538, VDB-72708 and VDB-76329.





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Class: 7pk security
CWE: CWE-254

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: Identity Provider 2.4.4


02/17/2015 🔍
06/23/2015 +126 days 🔍
07/08/2015 +15 days 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2015:1176
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CVE: CVE-2015-1796 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 75370 - Multiple Shibboleth Products CVE-2015-1796 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 07/09/2015 09:48 AM
Updated: 05/23/2022 03:57 PM
Changes: 07/09/2015 09:48 AM (49), 05/01/2017 05:53 PM (5), 05/23/2022 03:57 PM (3)
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