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Security Advisory Low: JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0962-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2010-12-08
Last updated on: 2010-12-08
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2010-3862

Details

A patch for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1 that fixes one security issue
is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
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.

The Enterprise Web Platform is for mid-size workloads, focusing on light
and rich Java applications. Web Platform is a slimmed down profile of the
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

A flaw was found in the JBoss Remoting component. A remote attacker could
use specially-crafted input to cause the JBoss Remoting listeners to become
unresponsive, resulting in a denial of service condition for services
communicating via JBoss Remoting sockets. (CVE-2010-3862)

Red Hat would like to thank Ole Husgaard of eXerp.com for reporting this
issue.

Warning: Before applying this update, please backup the JBoss Enterprise
Web Platform "jboss-as-web/server/$PROFILE/deploy/" directory, along with
all other customized configuration files.

Note: For information about bug fixes available from the Red Hat Customer
Portal, refer to the Release Notes linked to in the References section.

All users of JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to apply this patch. Refer to the Solution
section of this erratum for patch download instructions.


Solution

A patch to correct CVE-2010-3862 for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1 is
available from the Red Hat Customer Portal. To download this patch:

1) Backup your existing JBoss Enterprise Web Platform installation
(including all applications and configuration files).

2) Log into the Customer Portal: https://access.redhat.com/login

3) Navigate to
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html

4) On the left-hand side menu, under "JBoss Enterprise Platforms" click
"Enterprise Web Platform". Then, use the "Version:" drop down menu to
select "5.1.0".

5) The patch is available from the "Security Advisories" link. After
applying the patch, the JBoss server process must be restarted for the
update to take effect.

Updated packages


Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

641389 - CVE-2010-3862 JBoss Remoting Denial-Of-Service


References



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