Security Advisory Low: JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0207-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2013-01-30
Last updated on: 2013-01-30
Affected Products: JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 EL6
CVEs ( CVE-2013-0218


An update for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 which 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.

The Enterprise Web Platform is a slimmed down profile of the JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform intended for mid-size workloads with light
and rich Java applications.

The GUI installer created a world-readable auto-install XML file containing
both the JBoss Enterprise Web Platform administrator password and the
sucker password for the selected messaging system in plain text. A local
user able to access the directory where the GUI installer for JBoss
Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.2 was run could use this flaw to gain
administrative access to the JBoss Enterprise Web Platform instance.

Note: This update provides the initial release of the GUI installer for
version 5.2.0. Users continuing to use the 5.1.2 installer will remain
vulnerable to this issue.

This issue was discovered by Arun Neelicattu of the Red Hat Security
Response Team.

Users requiring the GUI installer for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0
are advised to apply this update.


The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).

Updated packages

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

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

903073 - CVE-2013-0218 JBoss EAP/EWP Installer: Generated auto-install xml is world readable


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