RHEL 4 / 5 : jboss-remoting (RHSA-2010:0964)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated jboss-remoting package that fixes one security issue is now
available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

JBoss Remoting is a framework for building distributed applications in
Java.

The JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0.CP09 updates
RHSA-2010:0937 and RHSA-2010:0938 did not, unlike the errata texts
stated, provide a fix for CVE-2010-3862. A remote attacker could use
specially crafted input to cause the JBoss Remoting listeners to
become unresponsive, resulting in a denial of service condition for
services communicating via JBoss Remoting sockets. (CVE-2010-4265)

Red Hat would like to thank Ole Husgaard of eXerp.com for reporting
this issue.

Warning: Before applying this update, backup your existing JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform installation (including all
applications and configuration files).

Users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue. The JBoss server
process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-4265.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0964.html

Solution :

Update the affected jboss-remoting package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63965 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3862
CVE-2010-4265