Security Advisory Moderate: xml-security security update

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1220-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-09-09
Last updated on: 2013-09-09
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-2172

Details

An update for Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5.2.0 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 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.

Apache Santuario implements the XML Signature Syntax and Processing and XML
Encryption Syntax and Processing standards.

A flaw was found in the way Apache Santuario XML Security for Java
validated XML signatures. Santuario allowed a signature to specify an
arbitrary canonicalization algorithm, which would be applied to the
SignedInfo XML fragment. A remote attacker could exploit this to spoof an
XML signature via a specially-crafted XML signature block. (CVE-2013-2172)

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss
Web Platform installation (including all applications and configuration
files).

All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Platform 5.2.0 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to apply 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 Red Hat JBoss Web Platform installation (including all
applications and configuration files).

The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Updated packages


Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

999263 - CVE-2013-2172 Apache Santuario XML Security for Java: XML signature spoofing


References



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