RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EWP (RHSA-2014:0898)
High Nessus Plugin ID 76585
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated packages for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 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.
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform is a platform for Java applications, which integrates the JBoss Web Server with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam.
It was found that the implementation of the org.picketlink.common.util.DocumentUtil.getDocumentBuilderFactory() method provided a DocumentBuilderFactory that would expand entity references. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the application server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks. (CVE-2014-3530)
Red Hat would like to thank Alexander Papadakis for reporting this issue.
All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected picketlink-federation package.