RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : jbossas and jboss-naming (RHSA-2012:1026)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated jbossas and jboss-naming packages that fix two security issues
are now available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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

JBoss Application Server is the base package for JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform, providing the core server components. The Java
Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) Java API allows Java software
clients to locate objects or services in an application server. The
Java Authorization Contract for Containers (Java ACC) specification
defines Permission classes and the binding of container access
decisions to operations on instances of these permission classes.
JaccAuthorizationRealm performs authorization based on Java ACC
permissions and a Policy implementation.

It was found that the JBoss JNDI service allowed unauthenticated,
remote write access by default. The JNDI and HA-JNDI services, and the
HAJNDIFactory invoker servlet were all affected. A remote attacker
able to access the JNDI service (port 1099), HA-JNDI service (port
1100), or the HAJNDIFactory invoker servlet on a JBoss server could
use this flaw to add, delete, and modify items in the JNDI tree. This
could have various, application-specific impacts. (CVE-2011-4605)

When a JBoss server is configured to use JaccAuthorizationRealm, the
WebPermissionMapping class creates permissions that are not checked
and can permit access to users without checking their roles. If the
ignoreBaseDecision property is set to true on JBossWebRealm, the web
authorization process is handled exclusively by
JBossAuthorizationEngine, without any input from JBoss Web. This
allows any valid user to access an application, without needing to be
assigned the role specified in the application's web.xml
'security-constraint' tag. (CVE-2012-1167)

Red Hat would like to thank Christian Schluter (VIADA) for reporting

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform's 'server/[PROFILE]/deploy/' directory, along
with all other customized configuration files.

Users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 should upgrade to these updated packages,
which correct these issues. The JBoss server process must be restarted
for this update to take effect.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64043 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4605

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