RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:2538)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.4.5 and fix two security issues, several bugs, and add
various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
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 Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was found that the Apache commons-collections library permitted
code execution when deserializing objects involving a specially
constructed chain of classes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application using
the commons-collections library. (CVE-2015-7501)

Further information about the commons-collections flaw may be found
at: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2045023

It was found that JBoss EAP did not properly authorize a user
performing a shut down. A remote user with the Monitor, Deployer, or
Auditor role could use this flaw to shut down the EAP server, which is
an action restricted to admin users. (CVE-2015-5304)

The CVE-2015-5304 issue was discovered by Ladislav Thon of Red Hat
Middleware Quality Engineering.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.4, and includes bug fixes and enhancements.
Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the
References section.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5 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-2015-5304.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-7501.html
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2538.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87192 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5304
CVE-2015-7501

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