Security Advisory Low: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.1 security update

Advisory: RHSA-2014:0204-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2014-02-24
Last updated on: 2014-02-24
Affected Products: JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 EL5
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 EL6
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 EL5
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 EL6
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2014-0058

Details

Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.1 packages that
fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
and 6.

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.

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was found that the security audit functionality, as provided by Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, logged request parameters in plain
text. This may have caused passwords to be included in the audit log files
when using BASIC or FORM-based authentication. A local attacker with access
to audit log files could possibly use this flaw to obtain application or
server authentication credentials. (CVE-2014-0058)

The provided patch to fix CVE-2014-0058 also allows greater control over
which of the following components of web requests are captured in audit
logs:

- parameters
- cookies
- headers
- attributes

It is also possible to selectively mask some elements of headers,
parameters, cookies, and attributes using masks. This capability is
provided by two system properties, which are introduced by this patch:

1) org.jboss.security.web.audit

Description:
This property controls the granularity of the security auditing of web
requests.

Possible values:
off = Disables auditing of web requests
headers = Audits only the headers of web requests
cookies = Audits only the cookies of web requests
parameters = Audits only the parameters of web requests
attributes = Audits only the attributes of web requests
headers,cookies,parameters = Audits the headers, cookies, and parameters of
web requests
headers,cookies = Audits the headers and cookies of web requests

Default Value:
headers, parameters

Examples:
Setting "org.jboss.security.web.audit=off" disables security auditing of
web requests entirely.
Setting "org.jboss.security.web.audit=headers" enables security auditing of
only headers in web requests.

2) org.jboss.security.web.audit.mask

Description:
This property can be used to specify a list of strings to be matched
against headers, parameters, cookies, and attributes of web requests.
Any element matching the specified masks will be excluded from security
audit logging.

Possible values:
Any comma separated string indicating keys of headers, parameters, cookies,
and attributes.

Default Value:
j_password, authorization

Note that currently the matching of the masks is fuzzy rather than strict.
For example, a mask of "authorization" will mask both the header called
authorization and the parameter called "custom_authorization". A future
release may introduce strict masks.

Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.1 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied. Also, back up any customized Red
Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 configuration files. On update,
the configuration files that have been locally modified will not be
updated. The updated version of such files will be stored as the rpmnew
files. Make sure to locate any such files after the update and merge any
changes manually.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the
Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 EL5

SRPMS:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0798
    MD5: c8e4c5328618c9cd78268261510085b8
SHA-256: 12719eebf8409f2bb49ed64b3d244435d7a8bc091181eb0e462e942aabb93c1a
 
IA-32:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1076
    MD5: 3bd41d5fd1920edb1d180da48202b933
SHA-256: ace9d5fd3631f4a1474e9815bd3c7041201bcf6a0a1e61baee9a702985459af0
 
x86_64:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1076
    MD5: 3bd41d5fd1920edb1d180da48202b933
SHA-256: ace9d5fd3631f4a1474e9815bd3c7041201bcf6a0a1e61baee9a702985459af0
 
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 EL6

SRPMS:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0799
    MD5: e324b425a4234cd337b3836dc69095d4
SHA-256: 241fef198718d9de2181d9e72c9840e600870e63ec664600e0e287b2c4658c60
 
IA-32:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1075
    MD5: e209d6beb5ed1668d462b3b421dff744
SHA-256: aa67327eaefbf846d1aab65e5479b8615dc91ed7f6b8e17b001e05896cb812c8
 
x86_64:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHEA-2015:1075
    MD5: e209d6beb5ed1668d462b3b421dff744
SHA-256: aa67327eaefbf846d1aab65e5479b8615dc91ed7f6b8e17b001e05896cb812c8
 
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 EL5

SRPMS:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0798
    MD5: c8e4c5328618c9cd78268261510085b8
SHA-256: 12719eebf8409f2bb49ed64b3d244435d7a8bc091181eb0e462e942aabb93c1a
 
IA-32:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0798
    MD5: 3bd41d5fd1920edb1d180da48202b933
SHA-256: ace9d5fd3631f4a1474e9815bd3c7041201bcf6a0a1e61baee9a702985459af0
 
x86_64:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0798
    MD5: 3bd41d5fd1920edb1d180da48202b933
SHA-256: ace9d5fd3631f4a1474e9815bd3c7041201bcf6a0a1e61baee9a702985459af0
 
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 EL6

SRPMS:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0799
    MD5: e324b425a4234cd337b3836dc69095d4
SHA-256: 241fef198718d9de2181d9e72c9840e600870e63ec664600e0e287b2c4658c60
 
IA-32:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0799
    MD5: e209d6beb5ed1668d462b3b421dff744
SHA-256: aa67327eaefbf846d1aab65e5479b8615dc91ed7f6b8e17b001e05896cb812c8
 
x86_64:
jboss-as-web-7.3.1-4.Final_redhat_4.1.ep6.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0799
    MD5: e209d6beb5ed1668d462b3b421dff744
SHA-256: aa67327eaefbf846d1aab65e5479b8615dc91ed7f6b8e17b001e05896cb812c8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1063641 - CVE-2014-0058 Red Hat JBoss EAP6: Plain text password logging during security audit


References



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