RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:2542)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87194


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


Updated jboss-ec2-eap packages that fix two 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 Critical 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 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 the commons-collections flaw may be found at: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2045023

It was found that JBoss EAP did not properly authorize a user performing a shut down. A remote user with the Monitor, Deployer, or Auditor role could use this flaw to shut down the EAP server, which is an action restricted to admin users. (CVE-2015-5304)

The CVE-2015-5304 issue was discovered by Ladislav Thon of Red Hat Middleware Quality Engineering.

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 6.4.5. 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: Critical

ID: 87194

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-2542.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.14 $

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: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/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/02

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5304, CVE-2015-7501

OSVDB: 130493, 131095, 131154

RHSA: 2015:2542