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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Oracle Enterprise Manager Vendors:   Oracle
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Enterprise Manager) Apache HTTPD HTTP/2 Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Bypass Client Certificate Authentication on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037042
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037042
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4979   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 19 2016
Impact:   Host/resource access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 12.1.4, 12.2.2, 12.3.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache HTTPD. A remote user can bypass client certificate authentication. Oracle Enterprise Manager is affected.

The web server's experimental module for HTTP/2 (mod_http2) does not properly validate an X.509 client. A remote user can bypass client certificate authentication to access web resources on the target system.

Systems using the mod_http2 module and with the h2 and h2c protocols activated in the configuration are affected.

The vendor was notified on June 30, 2016.

Erki Aring from Liewenthal Electronics Ltd reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass client certificate authentication.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for CVE-2016-4979 for Oracle Enterprise Manager.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpuoct2016-2881722.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (AIX), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), UNIX (Tru64), Windows (NT), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

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