RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : resteasy (RHSA-2012:1059)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64046


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


Updated resteasy packages that fix one security issue are now available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

RESTEasy provides various frameworks to help you build RESTful web services and RESTful Java applications.

It was found that RESTEasy was vulnerable to XML External Entity (XXE) attacks. If a remote attacker submitted a request containing an external XML entity to a RESTEasy endpoint, the entity would be resolved, allowing the attacker to read files accessible to the user running the application server. This flaw affected DOM (Document Object Model) Document and JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding) input. (CVE-2012-0818)

Note: The fix for CVE-2012-0818 is not enabled by default. This update adds a new configuration option to disable entity expansion in RESTEasy. If applications on your server expose RESTEasy XML endpoints, a resteasy.document.expand.entity.references configuration snippet must be added to their web.xml file to disable entity expansion in RESTEasy. Refer to Red Hat Bugzilla bug 785631 for details.

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform's 'jboss-as/server/[PROFILE]/deploy/' directory, along with all other customized configuration files.

Users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64046

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:resteasy, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:resteasy-examples, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:resteasy-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:resteasy-manual, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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: 2012/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-5245, CVE-2012-0818

BID: 51748

OSVDB: 78679, 78680

RHSA: 2012:1059