RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:1907)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86413


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


Updated jboss-ec2-eap packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220)

It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary actions in the Console (clickjacking).

Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes linked to in the References section for details about this change.

It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated instance. (CVE-2015-5188)

The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team.

* The jboss-ec2-eap packages provide scripts for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). With this update, the packages have been updated to ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4. Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the References section.

All jboss-ec2-eap users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 jboss-ec2-eap and / or jboss-ec2-eap-samples packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86413

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1907.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/16/2015

Updated: 10/24/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-ec2-eap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jboss-ec2-eap-samples, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5178, CVE-2015-5188, CVE-2015-5220

RHSA: 2015:1907