RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : xml-security (RHSA-2013:1217)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated xml-security package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate 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.

Apache Santuario implements the XML Signature Syntax and Processing
and XML Encryption Syntax and Processing standards.

A flaw was found in the way Apache Santuario XML Security for Java
validated XML signatures. Santuario allowed a signature to specify an
arbitrary canonicalization algorithm, which would be applied to the
SignedInfo XML fragment. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof
an XML signature via a specially-crafted XML signature block.
(CVE-2013-2172)

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

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 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-2013-2172.html
http://santuario.apache.org/secadv.data/CVE-2013-2172.txt.asc
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1217.html

Solution :

Update the affected xml-security package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69823 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60846

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2172