RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2016:0595)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform update is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.6, and includes bug fixes and enhancements.
Documentation for these changes will be available shortly from the Red
Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.7 Release Notes, linked
to in the References.

Security Fix(es) :

* A read-timeout flaw was found in the HTTPS NIO Connector handling of
SSL handshakes. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could create a
socket and cause a thread to remain occupied indefinitely so long as
the socket remained open (denial of service). (CVE-2016-2094)

* 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)

The CVE-2016-2094 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90388 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0230

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