RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0170)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.2.1 and fix three security issues, several bugs, and add
various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was found that the ParserPool and Decrypter classes in the OpenSAML
Java implementation resolved external entities, permitting XML
External Entity (XXE) attacks. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to read files accessible to the user running the application server,
and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks.
(CVE-2013-6440)

It was discovered that the Apache Santuario XML Security for Java
project allowed Document Type Definitions (DTDs) to be processed when
applying Transforms even when secure validation was enabled. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the
system, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4517)

In Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, when running under a
security manager, it was possible for deployed code to get access to
the Modular Service Container (MSC) service registry without any
permission checks. This could allow malicious deployments to modify
the internal state of the server in various ways. (CVE-2014-0018)

The CVE-2013-6440 was discovered by David Illsley, Ron Gutierrez of
Gotham Digital Science, and David Jorm of the Red Hat Security
Response Team, and the CVE-2014-0018 issue was discovered by Stuart
Douglas of Red Hat.

This release serves as a replacement for JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.2.0, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Documentation
for these changes will be available shortly from the JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.2.1 Release Notes, linked to in the References.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.0 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 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-2013-4517.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-6440.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0018.html
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0170.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72497 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64345
64437

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4517
CVE-2013-6440
CVE-2014-0018