Security Advisory Moderate: Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.3.1 update

Advisory: RHSA-2014:0212-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2014-02-25
Last updated on: 2014-02-25
Affected Products:
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2013-2172
CVE-2013-4152

Details

Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform 5.3.1 roll up patch 4, 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 Moderate
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.

Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business process
automation infrastructure. Red Hat JBoss 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 Red Hat JBoss SOA
Platform 5.3.1. It includes various bug fixes. The following security
issues are also fixed with this release:

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)

It was discovered that the Spring OXM wrapper did not expose any property
for disabling entity resolution when using the JAXB unmarshaller. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks
on web sites, and read files in the context of the user running the
application server. The patch for this flaw disables external entity
processing by default, and provides a configuration directive to re-enable
it. (CVE-2013-4152)

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

All users of Red Hat JBoss 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 Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform installation (including its databases,
applications, configuration files, and so on).

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

Updated packages


Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1000186 - CVE-2013-4152 Spring Framework: XML External Entity (XXE) injection flaw
999263 - CVE-2013-2172 Apache Santuario XML Security for Java: XML signature spoofing


References



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