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Security Advisory Important: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0613-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-03-07
Last updated on: 2013-03-07
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-0314
CVE-2013-0315

Details

An update for the GateIn Portal component in JBoss Enterprise Portal
Platform 5.2.2 that fixes two security issues is now available from the
Red Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform is the open source implementation of the
Java EE suite of services and Portal services running atop JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform. It comprises a set of offerings for enterprise
customers who are looking for pre-configured profiles of JBoss Enterprise
Middleware components that have been tested and certified together to
provide an integrated experience.

It was found that the GateIn Portal export/import gadget allowed an export
ZIP to be uploaded and imported to a site without authentication. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to modify the contents of a site, remove the
site, or modify access controls applied to portlets in the site.
(CVE-2013-0314)

It was found that the GateIn Portal export/import gadget was vulnerable to
XXE (XML External Entity) attacks. If the XML provided to the import gadget
contained an external XML entity, this XML entity would be resolved. A
remote attacker who can access the import gadget could use this flaw to
read files in the context of the user running the application server.
(CVE-2013-0315)

The CVE-2013-0314 issue was discovered by Nick Scavelli of Red Hat, and
CVE-2013-0315 was discovered by Arun Neelicattu and David Jorm of the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Warning: Before applying this update, back up all applications deployed on
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all customized configuration
files, and any databases and database settings.

All users of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 as provided from the
Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.


Solution

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up all
applications deployed on JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all
customized configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

Note that it is recommended to halt the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform
server by stopping the JBoss Application Server process before installing
this update, and then after installing the update, restart the JBoss
Enterprise Portal Platform server by starting the JBoss Application Server
process.

Updated packages

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

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

913327 - CVE-2013-0314 GateIn Portal: remote unauthenticated site import
913340 - CVE-2013-0315 GateIn Portal: XML eXternal Entity (XXE) flaw in site import


References



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The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/