RHEL 5 / 6 : JBoss Web Server (RHSA-2015:1642)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85563


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


An update for Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 that fixes two security issues is 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 Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat Connector (mod_jk), JBoss HTTP Connector (mod_cluster), Hibernate, and the Tomcat Native library.

A flaw was found in the way the mod_cluster manager processed certain MCMP messages. An attacker with access to the network from which MCMP messages are allowed to be sent could use this flaw to execute arbitrary JavaScript code in the mod_cluster manager web interface.

It was discovered that a JkUnmount rule for a subtree of a previous JkMount rule could be ignored. This could allow a remote attacker to potentially access a private artifact in a tree that would otherwise not be accessible to them. (CVE-2014-8111)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 are advised to apply this update. The Red Hat JBoss Web Server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected mod_cluster-native, mod_jk-ap22 and / or mod_jk-manual packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85563

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1642.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/20

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_cluster-native, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_jk-ap22, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_jk-manual, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8111, CVE-2015-0298

OSVDB: 120601, 121622

RHSA: 2015:1642