RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EWP (RHSA-2014:1833)

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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 two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4, 5, and 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links 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 HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name
from an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A
man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server
using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2012-6153,

The CVE-2012-6153 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat
Product Security.

For additional information on these flaws, refer to the Knowledgebase
article in the References section.

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 apache-cxf package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79204 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6153

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