RHEL 6 : jboss-ec2-eap (RHSA-2016:1432)

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 jboss-ec2-eap update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. 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.

The jboss-ec2-eap packages provide scripts for Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services
(AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). With this update, the packages have
been updated to ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.9.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that JGroups did not require necessary headers for
encrypt and auth protocols from new nodes joining the cluster. An
attacker could use this flaw to bypass security restrictions, and use
this vulnerability to send and receive messages within the cluster,
leading to information disclosure, message spoofing, or further
possible attacks. (CVE-2016-2141)

More information about this vulnerability is available at:
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2360521

* A directory traversal flaw was found in Tomcat's and JBoss Web's
RequestUtil.java. A remote, authenticated user could use this flaw to
bypass intended SecurityManager restrictions and list a parent
directory via a '/..' in a pathname used by a web application in a
getResource, getResourceAsStream, or getResourcePaths call, as
demonstrated by the $CATALINA_BASE/webapps directory. (CVE-2015-5174)

The CVE-2016-2141 issue was discovered by Dennis Reed (Red Hat).

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-5174.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-2141.html
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2360521
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1432.html

Solution :

Update the affected jboss-ec2-eap and / or jboss-ec2-eap-samples
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92401 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5174
CVE-2016-2141

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