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Security Advisory struts security update for Red Hat Application Server

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0157-5
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2006-01-11
Last updated on: 2006-01-11
Affected Products: Application Server v1 EL3
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-3745

Details

Updated Red Hat Application Server components are now available including a
security update for Struts.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

Red Hat Application Server packages provide a J2EE Application Server and
Web container as well as the underlying Java stack.

A cross-site scripting flaw was found in the way Struts displays error
pages. It may be possible for an attacker to construct a specially crafted
URL which could fool a victim into believing they are viewing a trusted
site. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the
name CVE-2005-3745 to this issue. Please note that this issue does not
affect Struts running on Tomcat or JOnAS, which is our supported usage of
Struts.

All users of Red Hat Application Server should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain Struts version 1.2.8 which is not vulnerable to
this issue.


Solution

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Application Server v1 EL3

IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f98c1b067974f6be016c01b0ab6295a0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 32401dec1ab787c56760145a033a4d7c
struts-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 19ff36e45ff2aee9fab9e6aa06a8f46b
struts-javadoc-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 80b709089a6c65cc926df4d64695777e
struts-manual-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 96e87e5eed99be4173961e8a805004c2
struts-webapps-tomcat5-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 9f50fcbd73cc59fdb65383bd9f3c28ef
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f98c1b067974f6be016c01b0ab6295a0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 32401dec1ab787c56760145a033a4d7c
struts-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 19ff36e45ff2aee9fab9e6aa06a8f46b
struts-javadoc-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 80b709089a6c65cc926df4d64695777e
struts-manual-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 96e87e5eed99be4173961e8a805004c2
struts-webapps-tomcat5-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 9f50fcbd73cc59fdb65383bd9f3c28ef
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f98c1b067974f6be016c01b0ab6295a0
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc/1.1.4-1jpp_2rh/noarch/jakarta-commons-validator-javadoc-1.1.4-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 32401dec1ab787c56760145a033a4d7c
struts-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 19ff36e45ff2aee9fab9e6aa06a8f46b
struts-javadoc-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 80b709089a6c65cc926df4d64695777e
struts-manual-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 96e87e5eed99be4173961e8a805004c2
struts-webapps-tomcat5-1.2.8-1jpp_2rh.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2006:0281
    MD5: 9f50fcbd73cc59fdb65383bd9f3c28ef
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

173929 - CVE-2005-3745 struts cross site scripting flaw


References



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