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Security Advisory Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1152-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-08-12
Last updated on: 2013-08-12
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-4128
CVE-2013-4213

Details

An update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 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.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

A flaw was discovered in the way authenticated connections were cached on
the server by remote-naming. After a user has successfully logged in, a
remote attacker could use a remoting client to log in as that user without
knowing their password, allowing them to access data and perform actions
with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2013-4128)

A flaw was discovered in the way connections for remote EJB invocations via
the EJB client API were cached on the server. After a user has successfully
logged in, a remote attacker could use an EJB client to log in as that user
without knowing their password, allowing them to access data and perform
actions with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2013-4213)

These issues were discovered by Wolf-Dieter Fink of the Red Hat GSS Team.

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 as
provided from the Red Hat Customer Portal 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). Before applying this update, back up your
existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and
deployed applications.

The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Updated packages


Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

984795 - CVE-2013-4128 JBoss remote-naming: Session fixation due improper connection caching
985359 - CVE-2013-4213 JBoss ejb-client: Session fixation due improper connection caching


References



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