RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss Web Server (RHSA-2015:1622)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated tomcat6 and tomcat7 packages that fix two security issues are
now available for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
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 Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of
components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the
Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat
Connector (mod_jk), JBoss HTTP Connector (mod_cluster), Hibernate, and
the Tomcat Native library.

It was found that the expression language resolver evaluated
expressions within a privileged code section. A malicious web
application could use this flaw to bypass security manager
protections. (CVE-2014-7810)

It was found that Tomcat would keep connections open after processing
requests with a large enough request body. A remote attacker could
potentially use this flaw to exhaust the pool of available connections
and preventing further, legitimate connections to the Tomcat server to
be made. (CVE-2014-0230)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update. The Red Hat
JBoss Web Server process must be restarted for the update to take
effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0230.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-7810.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1622.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85441 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0230
CVE-2014-7810

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