RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2008:0827)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) packages
that resolve several security issues are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

JBoss EAP is a middleware platform for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE) applications. JBoss Seam is a framework for building
Java Internet applications by integrating the use of Asynchronous
JavaScript and XML (AJAX), JavaServer Faces (JSF), Java Persistence
(JPA), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB 3.0) and Business Process Management
(BPM) technologies.

This release of JBoss EAP for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 contains the
JBoss Application Server and JBoss Seam. This release serves as a
replacement for JBoss EAP 4.2.0.GA, and fixes the following security
issues :

These updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP)
packages resolve the following security issues :

The JavaServer Faces (JSF) component was vulnerable to multiple
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. An attacker could use
these flaws to inject arbitrary web script or HTML. (CVE-2008-1285)

Unauthenticated users were able to access the status servlet, which
could allow remote attackers to acquire details about deployed web
contexts. (CVE-2008-3273)

These updated packages include bug fixes and enhancements in addition
to the security fixes listed here. For the full list, refer to the
JBoss EAP 4.2.0.CP03 release notes, linked to in the 'References'
section of this advisory.

Warning: before applying this update, please back up the JBoss EAP
'server/<configuration>/deploy/' directory, as well as any customized
configuration files.

Users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) should
upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to
correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1285.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-3273.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?13c46bfa
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0827.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63862 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30540

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1285
CVE-2008-3273