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Security Advisory Important: JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.1 update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0726-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-04-09
Last updated on: 2013-04-09
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-3451
CVE-2012-5633
CVE-2012-5885
CVE-2012-5886
CVE-2012-5887

Details

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.1 roll up patch 1, which fixes multiple
security issues and various bugs, is now available from the Red Hat
Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business
process automation infrastructure. JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform allows IT
to leverage existing (MoM and EAI), modern (SOA and BPM-Rules), and future
(EDA and CEP) integration methodologies to dramatically improve business
process execution speed and quality.

This roll up patch serves as a cumulative upgrade for JBoss Enterprise SOA
Platform 5.3.1. It includes various bug fixes. The following security
issues are also fixed with this release:

If web services were deployed using Apache CXF with the WSS4JInInterceptor
enabled to apply WS-Security processing, HTTP GET requests to these
services were always granted access, without applying authentication
checks. The URIMappingInterceptor is a legacy mechanism for allowing
REST-like access (via GET requests) to simple SOAP services. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to access the REST-like interface of a simple
SOAP service using GET requests that bypass the security constraints
applied by WSS4JInInterceptor. This flaw was only exploitable if
WSS4JInInterceptor was used to apply WS-Security processing. Services that
use WS-SecurityPolicy to apply security were not affected. (CVE-2012-5633)

It was found that Apache CXF was vulnerable to SOAPAction spoofing attacks
under certain conditions. If web services were exposed via Apache CXF that
use a unique SOAPAction for each service operation, then a remote attacker
could perform SOAPAction spoofing to call a forbidden operation if it
accepts the same parameters as an allowed operation. WS-Policy validation
was performed against the operation being invoked, and an attack must pass
validation to be successful. (CVE-2012-3451)

Multiple weaknesses were found in the JBoss Web DIGEST authentication
implementation, effectively reducing the security normally provided by
DIGEST authentication. A remote attacker could use these flaws to perform
replay attacks in some circumstances. (CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886,
CVE-2012-5887)

Red Hat would like to thank the Apache CXF project for reporting
CVE-2012-3451.

Warning: Before applying the update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise
SOA Platform installation (including its databases, applications,
configuration files, and so on).

All users of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.1 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this roll up patch.


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 SOA Platform installation (including its
databases, applications, configuration files, and so on).

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

851896 - CVE-2012-3451 jbossws-cxf, apache-cxf: SOAPAction spoofing on document literal web services
873664 - CVE-2012-5885 CVE-2012-5886 CVE-2012-5887 tomcat: three DIGEST authentication implementation issues
889008 - CVE-2012-5633 jbossws-cxf, apache-cxf: Bypass of security constraints on WS endpoints when using WSS4JInInterceptor


References



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