RHEL 6 : jboss-ec2-eap (RHSA-2017:0250)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96973


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


An update for jboss-ec2-eap is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 for RHEL 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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.

The jboss-ec2-eap package provide scripts for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

With this update, the jboss-ec2-eap package has been updated to ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.12.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the jboss init script performed unsafe file handling which could result in local privilege escalation.

* It was discovered that the code that parsed the HTTP request line permitted invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with a proxy that also permitted the invalid characters but with a different interpretation, to inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the HTTP response the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack and/or obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own. (CVE-2016-6816)

* An EAP feature to download server log files allows logs to be available via GET requests making them vulnerable to cross-origin attacks. An attacker could trigger the user's browser to request the log files consuming enough resources that normal server functioning could be impaired. (CVE-2016-8627)

* It was discovered that when configuring RBAC and marking information as sensitive, users with a Monitor role are able to view the sensitive information. (CVE-2016-7061)

The CVE-2016-8627 issue was discovered by Darran Lofthouse and Brian Stansberry (Red Hat).


Update the affected jboss-ec2-eap and / or jboss-ec2-eap-samples packages.

See Also







Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96973

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0250.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/03

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6816, CVE-2016-7061, CVE-2016-8627, CVE-2016-8656

OSVDB: 146776, 147619, 150615, 151320

RHSA: 2017:0250

IAVA: 2017-A-0027