Security Advisory Moderate: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0141-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-5531

Details

An update for the GateIn Portal component in JBoss Enterprise Portal
Platform 5.2.2 that fixes multiple security issues is now available from
the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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 Portal Platform is the open source implementation of the
Java EE suite of services and Portal services running atop JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform. It comprises a set of offerings for enterprise
customers who are looking for pre-configured profiles of JBoss Enterprise
Middleware components that have been tested and certified together to
provide an integrated experience.

Multiple reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in GateIn
Portal. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the
GateIn Portal interface, into visiting a specially-crafted URL, it would
lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's GateIn
Portal session. (CVE-2012-5531)

Red Hat would like to thank Hideharu Ohkuma of Ricoh Company for reporting
these issues.

Warning: Before applying this update, back up all applications deployed on
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all customized configuration
files, and any databases and database settings.

All users of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 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 all
applications deployed on JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all
customized configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

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

Updated packages

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

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

877234 - CVE-2012-5531 GateIn Portal: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


References



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