Security Alerts - Shibboleth Identity Provider Security Advisory [4 October 2019]
The Shibboleth Identity Provider supports a number of login flows that rely on servlets or JSP pages to operate, including:
The Shibboleth IdP project has identified that a denial of service attack by a remote, unauthenticated attacker, via Java heap exhaustion due to the creation of objects in the Java Servlet container session, under certain conditions.
All IdPs hosted by AAF Rapid IdP have already been upgraded and no further action is required.
If your organisation is interested in automated security patches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding Rapid IdP.
On-Prem IdP Subscribers
Thank you to the Shibboleth project, and technical teams at QUT for the research and code patches that underpin this advisory.