RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EWP (RHSA-2014:1320)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78007


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


Updated packages for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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 fix for CVE-2012-5783 was incomplete: the code added to check that the server host name matches the domain name in a subject's Common Name (CN) field in X.509 certificates was flawed. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2012-6153)

It was discovered that the HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name from an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2014-3577)

The CVE-2012-6153 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

For additional information on these flaws, refer to the Knowledgebase article in the References section.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78007

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1320.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/01

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-httpclient, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam2-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam2-examples, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-seam2-runtime, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, 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: 2014/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577

OSVDB: 87160, 110143

RHSA: 2014:1320