RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:2535)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87190


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


Updated packages for the Apache commons-collections library for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2, which fix one security issue, are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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 JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 6.

It was found that the Apache commons-collections library permitted code execution when deserializing objects involving a specially constructed chain of classes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the application using the commons-collections library. (CVE-2015-7501)

Further information about this security flaw may be found at:

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 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 jakarta-commons-collections and / or jakarta-commons-collections-tomcat5 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87190

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2535.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/04

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-collections, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jakarta-commons-collections-tomcat5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, 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: 2015/12/01

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7501

OSVDB: 130493

RHSA: 2015:2535