Security Advisory Critical: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.5 update

Advisory: RHSA-2015:2540-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2015-12-02
Last updated on: 2015-12-02
Affected Products:
CVEs ( CVE-2015-5304


Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
6.4.5 and fix two security issues, several bugs, and add various
enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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.

It was found that the Apache commons-collections library permitted code
execution when deserializing objects involving a specially constructed
chain of classes. A remote attacker could use this flaw to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the application using the
commons-collections library. (CVE-2015-7501)

Further information about the commons-collections flaw may be found at:

It was found that JBoss EAP did not properly authorize a user performing a
shut down. A remote user with the Monitor, Deployer, or Auditor role could
use this flaw to shut down the EAP server, which is an action restricted to
admin users. (CVE-2015-5304)

The CVE-2015-5304 issue was discovered by Ladislav Thon of Red Hat
Middleware Quality Engineering.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.4, and includes bug fixes and enhancements.
Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the
References section.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

Updated packages

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

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1275289 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade hibernate4-eap6 to 4.2.21.Final-redhat-1
1275301 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade picketbox to 4.1.2.Final-redhat-1
1275308 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade ironjacamar-eap6 to 1.0.34.Final-redhat-1
1275311 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-ejb-client to 1.0.32.redhat-1
1275314 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-remoting3 to 3.3.6.Final-redhat-1
1275317 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jbossweb to 7.5.12.Final-redhat-1
1275320 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-xnio-base to 3.0.15.GA-redhat-1
1275331 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-as-console to 2.5.11.Final-redhat-1
1275684 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-hal to 2.5.11.Final-redhat-1
1275691 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-security-negotiation to 2.3.10.Final-redhat-1
1279330 - CVE-2015-7501 apache-commons-collections: InvokerTransformer code execution during deserialisation
1279594 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade hornetq to 2.3.25.SP6-redhat-1


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