RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss Web Server (RHSA-2013:0268)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76235


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


Updated tomcat7 packages that fix one security issue are now available for JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2.0.0 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.

Apache Tomcat is a servlet container.

It was found that sending a request without a session identifier to a protected resource could bypass the Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) prevention filter. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform CSRF attacks against applications that rely on the CSRF prevention filter and do not contain internal mitigation for CSRF.

Warning: Before applying the update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise Web Server installation (including all applications and configuration files).

Users of Tomcat should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue. Tomcat must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76235

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0268.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/26

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-admin-webapps, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-docs-webapp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-el-1.0-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-jsp-2.2-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-log4j, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-servlet-3.0-api, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tomcat7-webapps, 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: 2013/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4431

BID: 56814

OSVDB: 88093

RHSA: 2013:0268