RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0883)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.4 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 implementation of the
org.picketlink.common.util.DocumentUtil.getDocumentBuilderFactory()
method provided a DocumentBuilderFactory that would expand entity
references. A remote, unauthenticated 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-2014-3530)

Red Hat would like to thank Alexander Papadakis for reporting this
issue.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.4 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-2014-3530.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0883.html

Solution :

Update the affected picketlink-federation 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: 76549 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68805

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3530

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