RHEL 5 / 6 : jbossweb (RHSA-2013:1193)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69778


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated jbossweb package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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.

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

A flaw was found in the way the DiskFileItem class handled NULL characters in file names. A remote attacker able to supply a serialized instance of the DiskFileItem class, which will be deserialized on a server, could use this flaw to write arbitrary content to any location on the server that is accessible to the user running the application server process. (CVE-2013-2185)

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are advised to upgrade to this updated package. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected jbossweb package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69778

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1193.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossweb, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2185

RHSA: 2013:1193