RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EWP (RHSA-2014:1728)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated packages for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web 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 Web Platform is a platform for Java
applications, which integrates the JBoss Web 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 Web 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 :


Solution :

Update the affected xml-security package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78736 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4517

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