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Security Advisory Low: jboss-remoting security update

Advisory: RHSA-2010:0965-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2010-12-08
Last updated on: 2010-12-08
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2010-4265

Details

A patch for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0.CP09 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 Remoting is a framework for building distributed applications in
Java.

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0.CP09 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal did not, unlike the RHSA-2010:0939 erratum text stated,
provide a fix for CVE-2010-3862. 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-2010-4265)

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

Warning: Before applying this update, backup your existing JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation (including all applications and
configuration files).

All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 4.3.0.CP09 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-2010-4265 for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
4.3.0.CP09 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: 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
"Application Platform". Then, use the "Version:" drop down menu to select
"4.3.0.GA_CP09".

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)

660623 - CVE-2010-4265 jboss-remoting: missing fix for CVE-2010-3862


References



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