RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : jbossweb (RHSA-2013:0629)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated jbossweb packages for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
5.2.0 which fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

JBoss Web is the web container, based on Apache Tomcat, in JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform. It provides a single deployment
platform for the JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet technologies.

Multiple weaknesses were found in the JBoss Web DIGEST authentication
implementation, effectively reducing the security normally provided by
DIGEST authentication. A remote attacker could use these flaws to
perform replay attacks in some circumstances. (CVE-2012-5885,
CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887)

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

All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5885.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5886.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-5887.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0629.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)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5885
CVE-2012-5886
CVE-2012-5887