RHEL 5 / 6 / 7 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:2019)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80159


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


Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

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 Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was discovered that the Apache CXF incorrectly extracted the 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-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577)

It was found that Apache WSS4J (Web Services Security for Java), as used by Apache CXF with the TransportBinding, did not, by default, properly enforce all security requirements associated with SAML SubjectConfirmation methods. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform various types of spoofing attacks on web service endpoints secured by WSS4j that rely on SAML for authentication. (CVE-2014-3623)

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

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 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 apache-cxf and / or wss4j packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80159

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-2019.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:apache-cxf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:wss4j, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/21/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577, CVE-2014-3623

RHSA: 2014:2019