RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2008:0827)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63862


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


Updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) packages that resolve several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

JBoss EAP is a middleware platform for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications. JBoss Seam is a framework for building Java Internet applications by integrating the use of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), JavaServer Faces (JSF), Java Persistence (JPA), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB 3.0) and Business Process Management (BPM) technologies.

This release of JBoss EAP for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 contains the JBoss Application Server and JBoss Seam. This release serves as a replacement for JBoss EAP 4.2.0.GA, and fixes the following security issues :

These updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) packages resolve the following security issues :

The JavaServer Faces (JSF) component was vulnerable to multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. An attacker could use these flaws to inject arbitrary web script or HTML. (CVE-2008-1285)

Unauthenticated users were able to access the status servlet, which could allow remote attackers to acquire details about deployed web contexts. (CVE-2008-3273)

These updated packages include bug fixes and enhancements in addition to the security fixes listed here. For the full list, refer to the JBoss EAP 4.2.0.CP03 release notes, linked to in the 'References' section of this advisory.

Warning: before applying this update, please back up the JBoss EAP 'server/<configuration>/deploy/' directory, as well as any customized configuration files.

Users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63862

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0827.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:asm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:cglib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glassfish-jaf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glassfish-javamail, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:glassfish-jsf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hibernate3-annotations, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hibernate3-annotations-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hibernate3-entitymanager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hibernate3-entitymanager-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hibernate3-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-cache, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-remoting, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossas, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossts, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossws-jboss42, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jcommon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jfreechart, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jgroups, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rh-eap-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rh-eap-docs-examples, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1285, CVE-2008-3273

BID: 30540

OSVDB: 42713, 47551

RHSA: 2008:0827

CWE: 79, 264