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Security Advisory Low: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0963-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2010-12-08
Last updated on: 2010-12-08
Affected Products:
CVEs ( CVE-2010-3862


A patch for JBoss Enterprise Application 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.

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is the market leading platform for
innovative and scalable Java applications; integrating the JBoss
Application Server, with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam into a complete,
simple enterprise solution.

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 for reporting this

Warning: Before applying this update, please backup the JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform "jboss-as/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 Application 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.


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

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

2) Log into the Customer Portal:

3) Navigate to

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

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


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