Security Advisory Moderate: Red Hat JBoss BRMS 5.3.1 update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1375-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-09-30
Last updated on: 2013-09-30
Affected Products:
CVEs ( CVE-2013-2172


Red Hat JBoss BRMS 5.3.1 roll up patch 3, which fixes one security issue
and various bugs, is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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.

Red Hat JBoss BRMS is a business rules management system for the
management, storage, creation, modification, and deployment of JBoss Rules.

This roll up patch serves as a cumulative upgrade for Red Hat JBoss BRMS
5.3.1. It includes various bug fixes. The following security issue is also
fixed with this release:

A flaw was found in the way Apache Santuario XML Security for Java
validated XML signatures. Santuario allowed a signature to specify an
arbitrary canonicalization algorithm, which would be applied to the
SignedInfo XML fragment. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof an
XML signature via a specially-crafted XML signature block. (CVE-2013-2172)

All users of Red Hat JBoss BRMS 5.3.1 as provided from the Red Hat Customer
Portal are advised to apply this roll up patch.


The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up your
existing Red Hat JBoss BRMS installation (including its databases,
applications, configuration files, and so on).

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

Updated packages

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

999263 - CVE-2013-2172 Apache Santuario XML Security for Java: XML signature spoofing


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