RHEL 6 : spacewalk-java (RHSA-2015:0957)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83343
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated spacewalk packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Satellite 5.7.
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 Satellite is a system management tool for Linux-based infrastructures. It allows for provisioning, monitoring, and remote management of multiple Linux deployments with a single, centralized tool.
It was found that the RPC interface in Satellite would resolve external entities, allowing an attacker to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks. A remote attacker could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the Satellite server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks. (CVE-2014-8162)
Red Hat would like to thank Travis Emmert for reporting this issue.
All spacewalk users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages. Note that while Satellite 5.6 and below are affected, Red Hat does not plan to release a fix for those versions.