RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2017:0826)

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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 5.

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.

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 6.4.14
serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 6.4.13, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are
documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the References.

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
CVE-2016-6346 issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-6346.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-8657.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-6056.html
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0826.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97932 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6346
CVE-2016-8657
CVE-2017-6056

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