RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2017:0827)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97933
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update 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.
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.
This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.14 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.13, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the References.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was discovered that EAP packages in certain versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux use incorrect permissions for /etc/sysconfig/jbossas configuration files. The file is writable to jboss group (root:jboss, 664). On systems using classic /etc/init.d init scripts (i.e. on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and earlier), the file is sourced by the jboss init script and its content executed with root privileges when jboss service is started, stopped, or restarted. (CVE-2016-8657)
* It was discovered that a programming error in the processing of HTTPS requests in the Apache Tomcat servlet and JSP engine may result in denial of service via an infinite loop. (CVE-2017-6056)
* It was found that GZIPInterceptor is enabled when not necessarily required in RESTEasy. An attacker could use this flaw to launch a Denial of Service attack. (CVE-2016-6346)
Red Hat would like to thank Mikhail Egorov (Odin) for reporting the CVE-2016-6346 issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.