RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:1040)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77178


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

It was found that the fix for CVE-2012-0818 was incomplete: external parameter entities were not disabled when the resteasy.document.expand.entity.references parameter was set to false.
A remote attacker able to send XML requests to a RESTEasy endpoint could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the application server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks. (CVE-2014-3490)

This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected resteasy package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77178

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/13

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:resteasy, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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: 2014/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3490

BID: 69058

RHSA: 2014:1040