RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0885)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated packages for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
5.2.0 that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 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 is a platform for Java
applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss
Hibernate and JBoss Seam.

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 5.2.0 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 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-2014-0885.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: 76550 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68805

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3530

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