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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for jboss-ec2-eap 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 Important. 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.
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 jboss-ec2-eap package has been updated to ensure
compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Security Fix(es) :
* It was discovered that EAP packages in certain versions of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux use incorrect permissions for /etc/sysconfig/jbossas
configuration files. The file is writable to jboss group (root:jboss,
664). On systems using classic /etc/init.d init scripts (i.e. on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and earlier), the file is sourced by the jboss
init script and its content executed with root privileges when jboss
service is started, stopped, or restarted. (CVE-2016-8657)
* It was discovered that a programming error in the processing of
HTTPS requests in the Apache Tomcat servlet and JSP engine may result
in denial of service via an infinite loop. (CVE-2017-6056)
* It was found that GZIPInterceptor is enabled when not necessarily
required in RESTEasy. An attacker could use this flaw to launch a
Denial of Service attack. (CVE-2016-6346)
Red Hat would like to thank Mikhail Egorov (Odin) for reporting the
See also :
Update the affected jboss-ec2-eap and / or jboss-ec2-eap-samples
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : false