RHEL 5 / 6 : spacewalk-java (RHSA-2014:1762)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79291


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


Updated spacewalk-java packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Satellite 5.5 and 5.6.

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 Satellite is a systems management tool for Linux-based infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, monitoring, and remote management of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized tool. The spacewalk-java packages contain the code for the Java version of the Spacewalk Website.

Stored and reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the way spacewalk-java displayed certain information. By sending a specially crafted request to Satellite, a remote, authenticated attacker could embed HTML content into the stored data, allowing them to inject malicious content into the web page that is used to view that data. (CVE-2014-3654)

Red Hat would like to thank Ron Bowes of Google for reporting this issue.

All spacewalk-java users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79291

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1762.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/17

Modified: 2014/11/17

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:spacewalk-java, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-config, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-oracle, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-java-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spacewalk-taskomatic, 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: 2014/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3654

BID: 70951

RHSA: 2014:1762