RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:1726)

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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.

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 is a platform for Java
applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss
Hibernate and JBoss Seam.

It was discovered that the Apache Santuario XML Security for Java
project allowed Document Type Definitions (DTDs) to be processed when
applying Transforms even when secure validation was enabled. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the
system, causing a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4517)

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-2013-4517.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1726.html

Solution :

Update the affected xml-security package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78735 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4517

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