Security Advisory Critical: Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.3.6 update

Advisory: RHSA-2016:1519-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2016-07-27
Last updated on: 2016-08-25
Affected Products:
CVEs ( CVE-2015-5220


Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.3 update 6, which fixes two security issues
and several bugs, is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Critical. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a
detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.

[Updated August 25, 2016]
This advisory described the CVE-2016-3737 flaw in a way which implied
the issue was addressed via a code fix included in this erratum. However, the
issue was actually addressed by updating the JON installation guide
to document configuration changes that need to be applied manually to
mitigate the issue. Refer to the Solution text below, and the Knowledgebase
Article in the References section for further details.

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network is a Middleware management solution that
provides a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor JBoss
Enterprise Middleware, applications, and services.

This JBoss Operations Network 3.3.6 release serves as a replacement for JBoss
Operations Network 3.3.5, and includes several bug fixes. Refer to the Customer
Portal page linked in the References section for information on the most
significant of these changes.

The following security issues are also fixed with this release:

It was discovered that sending specially crafted HTTP request to the JON server
would allow deserialization of that message without authentication. An attacker
could use this flaw to cause remote code execution. (CVE-2016-3737)

It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web
Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An
attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220)

A padding oracle flaw was found in the Secure Sockets Layer version 2.0 (SSLv2)
protocol. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to decrypt RSA-encrypted
cipher text from a connection using a newer SSL/TLS protocol version, allowing
them to decrypt such connections. This cross-protocol attack is publicly
referred to as DROWN. (CVE-2016-0800)

All users of JBoss Operations Network 3.3.5, as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal, are advised to upgrade to JBoss Operations Network 3.3.6.


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 JBoss Operations Network installation (including its databases,
applications, configuration files, the JBoss Operations Network server's
file system directory, and so on).

Refer to the JBoss Operations Network 3.3.6 Release Notes for installation

To mitigate CVE-2016-3737 you need to manually configure JON
to use SSL client authentication between servers and agents. Detailed
instructions can be found in the "Setting up Client Authentication
Between Servers and Agents" section of the "Configuring JON Servers and
Agents" guide linked to in the References section.

Updated packages

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1184000 - Bundles missing from the left list / bundle navigation tree
1186300 - java.lang.IllegalArgumentException:Invalid column widths (more widths than columns) [58%, *] error thrown in JBoss ON UI
1205429 - Platform's file system resources are blacklisted and all other child resources take 5 minutes to discover if NFS mount exists to host that is blocking RPC port
1206485 - JON favicon is not used
1207232 - Search bar placed over the main menu on navigating to Dashboards
1211341 - Browser session timeouts on pages where autorefresh is enabled
1212495 - Solaris10-Error in server log after Generate JDR Report operation
1213812 - After upgrade from JBoss ON 3.2 to 3.3, some rhq column families are unavailable and compaction operations fail
1218129 - Calltime metrics sort does not work properly
1232836 - NoResultException in server.log when deploying from resource content for war type != File (Deployment:AS7)
1253647 - jboss-on-agent-init-ec2 requires old package
1255597 - CVE-2015-5220 OOME from EAP 6 http management console
1257741 - First attempt of saving SNMP alert configurations is failed if UDP transport protocol is used
1261890 - Metrics are not properly updated/refreshed in JON UI
1264001 - JON UI fails to load metrics with the message "Cannot load metrics" while plugin container is restarting
1266356 - Commons HttpClient can hang during SSLHandshake
1268329 - The same user is able to upload bundle via 'Upload' but not via 'URL'
1272358 - When creating a big bundle via UI the wizard shows errors if user clicks Next button multiple times
1272473 - Confusing error shown in UI wizard when creating big bundle on oracle and hitting ORA-01691: unable to extend lob segment
1288455 - The data aggregation job in JBoss ON stopped due to unreachable storage node
1290436 - Invalid properties PARTITION_EVENT_PURGE and RESOURCE_CONFIG_HISTORY_PURGE appear on system setting page and prevent config from being saved
1295863 - The number of resources in All Groups/Compatible Groups page is not correct all the time
1297702 - Deletion of partition events in JBoss ON results in OutOfMemoryError when there is a million or more partition events to be deleted
1298144 - Missing "Event Detection" option from the drop down list when trying to create an alert using alert template
1299448 - Storage node heap size cannot be changed using JBoss ON UI
1301575 - apply-updates.bat in only works reliably in the USA
1302322 - Secure server-agent communication using sslsocket incorrectly requires a truststore password
1306231 - Method SystemManager.setSystemSettings(settings) does not propagate LDAP changes into the RHQ Server's JAAS login modules
1306602 - Uninventory of resource leaves orphaned content data in the database
1308947 - Group Operation sequential execution list limited to 50 members
1309481 - Remote API is missing ability to retrieve and revert historic plug-in and resource configuration
1310593 - CVE-2016-0800 SSL/TLS: Cross-protocol attack on TLS using SSLv2 (DROWN)
1311140 - EAP7 - missing rt filter modules for eap7
1312847 - Report "Suspect Metrics" is empty for user in "All Resources" role
1317993 - Application fails to deploy on EAP7 when the rt filter is installed
1320478 - NPE in server.log Error persisting trait data
1323325 - rhqctl status can report storage node as ?running or ?down if locale does not support extended character sets
1324828 - pretty.print(null) fails
1328316 - Required fields in map-property does not prevent finishing the Resource Create Wizard
1333618 - CVE-2016-3737 JON: The agent/server communication deserializes data, and does not require authentication
1339301 - REST fetch of groups doesn't scale


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