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Security Advisory Important: JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1559-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2012-12-13
Last updated on: 2012-12-13
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-2379

Details

An update for JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3.0 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
important 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 Enterprise BRMS Platform is a business rules management system for
the management, storage, creation, modification, and deployment of JBoss
Rules.

A flaw was found in the way Apache CXF verified that XML elements were
signed or encrypted by a particular Supporting Token. Apache CXF checked to
ensure these elements were signed or encrypted by a Supporting Token, but
not whether the correct token was used. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to transmit confidential information without the appropriate security,
and potentially circumvent access controls on web services exposed via
Apache CXF. (CVE-2012-2379)

Red Hat would like to thank the Apache CXF project for reporting this
issue.

All users of JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3.0 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.


Solution

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up your
existing JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform installation (including its
databases, applications, configuration files, and so on).

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

Updated packages


Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

826534 - CVE-2012-2379 jbossws-cxf, apache-cxf: Apache CXF does not verify that elements were signed / encrypted by a particular Supporting Token


References



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/