Low: jbosscache security update
|Last updated on:||2012-02-10|
An update for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 that fixes one
security issue is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
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.
JBoss Cache is the clustering backbone for data distribution in JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform. It provides the backing implementation
for web session replication, stateful session bean replication and entity
It was found that NonManagedConnectionFactory would log the username and
password in plain text when an exception was thrown. This could lead to the
exposure of authentication credentials if local users had permissions to
read the log file. (CVE-2012-0034)
Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform's
All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 as provided from
the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update. Refer to
the Solution section for installation information.
log in to download the update).
To apply this update:
1) Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform's "jboss-as/server/[PROFILE]/lib/jbosscache-core.jar"
2) Download the update.
3) Rename the jbosscache-core-JBPAPP-7852-signed.jar file provided by the
ZIP file to jbosscache-core.jar, and then copy it to the
"jboss-as/server/[PROFILE]/lib/" directory, overwriting the old
4) Restart the JBoss server process.
Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)
772835 - CVE-2012-0034 JBoss Cache: NonManagedConnectionFactory will log password in clear text when an exception occurs
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