RHEL 6 : jboss-ec2-eap (RHSA-2016:0124)
High Nessus Plugin ID 88588
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated jboss-ec2-eap packages that add one enhancement and resolve one security issue are now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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 6 is a platform for Java EE applications. It is based on JBoss Application Server 7 and incorporates multiple open-source projects to provide a complete Java EE platform solution.
It was found that the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) allowed the processing of untrusted XML documents to utilize external entity references, which could access resources on the host system and, potentially, allowing arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2015-0254)
Note: Tag Library users may need to take additional steps after applying this update. Detailed instructions on the additional steps can be found here: https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1584363
Red Hat would like to thank David Jorm of IIX, and the Apache Software Foundation for reporting the CVE-2015-0254 flaw.
* 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 6.4.6.
All users of EAP 6.4.5 jboss-ec2-eap are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
SolutionUpdate the affected jboss-ec2-eap and / or jboss-ec2-eap-samples packages.