RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0253)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.1 packages
that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 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.

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

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Apache Commons
FileUpload, which is embedded in the JBoss Web component of JBoss EAP,
handled small-sized buffers used by MultipartStream. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to create a malformed Content-Type header for a
multipart request, causing JBoss Web to enter an infinite loop when
processing such an incoming request. (CVE-2014-0050)

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 6.2.1 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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-2014-0050.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0253.html

Solution :

Update the affected jbossweb package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72853 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65400

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0050