Security Advisory Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1843-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-12-16
Last updated on: 2013-12-16
Affected Products:
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4424


An update for the GateIn Portal component in Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0
that fixes one security issue is now available from the Red Hat Customer

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

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the GateIn Portal
component. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the
GateIn Portal interface, into visiting a specially crafted URL, it would
lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's GateIn
Portal session. (CVE-2013-4424)

Red Hat would like to thank Cloud Technology Development Department, Ricoh
Company, Ltd. for reporting this issue.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to install this update.


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 Red Hat JBoss Portal, along with all customized
configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

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

Updated packages

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1019052 - CVE-2013-4424 GateIn: XSS due to improper url escaping


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