RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2016:1328)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91851


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


A security update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 from the Customer Portal.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a platform for Java applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam.

This asynchronous patch is a security update for JGroups package in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2. More information about this vulnerability is available at:

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that JGroups did not require necessary headers for encrypt and auth protocols from new nodes joining the cluster. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass security restrictions, and use this vulnerability to send and receive messages within the cluster, leading to information disclosure, message spoofing, or further possible attacks. (CVE-2016-2141)

The CVE-2016-2141 issue was discovered by Dennis Reed (Red Hat).


Update the affected jgroups package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91851

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1328.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/27

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jgroups, 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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2141

OSVDB: 140445

RHSA: 2016:1328