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Security Advisory Important: JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3.1 update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0743-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-04-15
Last updated on: 2013-04-15
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-3451
CVE-2012-5633

Details

JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform 5.3.1 roll up patch 1, which fixes two
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 BRMS Platform is a business rules management system for
the management, storage, creation, modification, and deployment of JBoss
Rules.

This roll up patch serves as a cumulative upgrade for JBoss Enterprise BRMS
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)

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

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

All users of JBoss Enterprise BRMS 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 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

(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
889008 - CVE-2012-5633 jbossws-cxf, apache-cxf: Bypass of security constraints on WS endpoints when using WSS4JInInterceptor


References



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