RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0453)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.2 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
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.

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

It was found that the secure processing feature of Xalan-Java had
insufficient restrictions defined for certain properties and features.
A remote attacker able to provide Extensible Stylesheet Language
Transformations (XSLT) content to be processed by an application using
Xalan-Java could use this flaw to bypass the intended constraints of
the secure processing feature. Depending on the components available
in the classpath, this could lead to arbitrary remote code execution
in the context of the application server running the application that
uses Xalan-Java. (CVE-2014-0107)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.2 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-2014-0107.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0453.html

Solution :

Update the affected xalan-j2-eap6 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73796 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66397

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0107