RHEL 4 / 5 : jbossweb (RHSA-2008:0877)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated jbossweb package that fixes various security issues is now
available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 4.2
and 4.3.

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

JBoss Web Server (jbossweb) is an enterprise ready web server designed
for medium and large applications, is based on Apache Tomcat, and is
embedded into JBoss Application Server. It provides organizations with
a single deployment platform for JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java
Servlet technologies, Microsoft® .NET, PHP, and CGI.

A traversal vulnerability was discovered when using a
RequestDispatcher in combination with a servlet or JSP. A remote
attacker could utilize a specially-crafted request parameter to access
protected web resources. (CVE-2008-2370)

An additional traversal vulnerability was discovered when the
'allowLinking' and 'URIencoding' settings were activated. A remote
attacker could use a UTF-8-encoded request to extend their privileges
and obtain local files accessible to the jbossweb process.
(CVE-2008-2938)

Users of jbossweb should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1232.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2370.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2938.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0877.html

Solution :

Update the affected jbossweb package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63868 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30494
30633

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1232
CVE-2008-2370
CVE-2008-2938