RHEL 5 / 6 : jbossweb (RHSA-2013:1193)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated jbossweb package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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 Web is the web container, based on Apache Tomcat, in Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It provides a single deployment
platform for the JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet technologies.

A flaw was found in the way the DiskFileItem class handled NULL
characters in file names. A remote attacker able to supply a
serialized instance of the DiskFileItem class, which will be
deserialized on a server, could use this flaw to write arbitrary
content to any location on the server that is accessible to the user
running the application server process. (CVE-2013-2185)

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed
applications.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are advised to upgrade to this
updated package. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-2185.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1193.html

Solution :

Update the affected jbossweb package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69778 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2185