RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : jbossweb (RHSA-2013:0629)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65207


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


Updated jbossweb packages for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 which fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

JBoss Web is the web container, based on Apache Tomcat, in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It provides a single deployment platform for the JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet technologies.

Multiple weaknesses were found in the JBoss Web DIGEST authentication implementation, effectively reducing the security normally provided by DIGEST authentication. A remote attacker could use these flaws to perform replay attacks in some circumstances. (CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887)

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation (including all applications and configuration files).

All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also





Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65207

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0629.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/12

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb-el-1.0-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb-jsp-2.1-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb-servlet-2.5-api, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887

OSVDB: 87223, 87579, 87580

RHSA: 2013:0629