RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:1040)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 packages
that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

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

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
attacks. (CVE-2014-3490)

This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7 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-2014-3490.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1040.html

Solution :

Update the affected resteasy 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: 77178 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69058

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3490

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