RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2016:1433)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.4 for RHEL 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.

This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.9
serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.4.8, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are
documented in the Release Notes documented linked to in the
References.

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/
https://access.redhat.com/articles/2360521
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1433.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: 92451 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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