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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated resteasy-base packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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.
RESTEasy contains a JBoss project that provides frameworks to help
build RESTful Web Services and RESTful Java applications. It is a
fully certified and portable implementation of the JAX-RS
It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-0818 was incomplete: external
parameter entities were not disabled when the
resteasy.document.expand.entity.references parameter was set to false.
A remote attacker able to send XML requests to a RESTEasy endpoint
could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the
application server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE
This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.
All resteasy-base users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true