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Security Advisory Low: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0206-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2013-01-30
Last updated on: 2013-01-30
Affected Products: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 EL6
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-0218

Details

An update for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 which 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 a platform for Java applications,
which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss Hibernate and
JBoss Seam.

The GUI installer created a world-readable auto-install XML file containing
both the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform administrator password and
the sucker password for the selected messaging system in plain text. A
local user able to access the directory where the GUI installer for JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 was run could use this flaw to gain
administrative access to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
instance. (CVE-2013-0218)

Note: This update provides the initial release of the GUI installer for
version 5.2.0. Users continuing to use the 5.1.2 installer will remain
vulnerable to this issue.

This issue was discovered by Arun Neelicattu of the Red Hat Security
Response Team.

Users requiring the GUI installer for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
5.2.0 are advised to apply this update.


Solution

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).

Updated packages

(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

903073 - CVE-2013-0218 JBoss EAP/EWP Installer: Generated auto-install xml is world readable


References



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