RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:0253)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72853


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.1 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way Apache Commons FileUpload, which is embedded in the JBoss Web component of JBoss EAP, handled small-sized buffers used by MultipartStream. A remote attacker could use this flaw to create a malformed Content-Type header for a multipart request, causing JBoss Web to enter an infinite loop when processing such an incoming request. (CVE-2014-0050)

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 6.2.1 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 jbossweb package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72853

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0253.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/06

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0050

BID: 65400

OSVDB: 102945

RHSA: 2014:0253