Updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBEAP) 4.2 packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as JBEAP 4.2.0.CP08. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is the market leading platform for innovative and scalable Java applications; integrating the JBoss Application Server, with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam into a complete, simple enterprise solution. This release of JBEAP for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 serves as a replacement to JBEAP 4.2.0.CP07. These updated packages include bug fixes and enhancements which are detailed in the Release Notes, available shortly from: http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/ The following security issues are also fixed with this release: A missing check for the recommended minimum length of the truncated form of HMAC-based XML signatures was found in xml-security. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted XML file that forges an XML signature, allowing the attacker to bypass authentication that is based on the XML Signature specification. (CVE-2009-0217) Swatej Kumar discovered cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws in the JBoss Application Server Web Console. An attacker could use these flaws to present misleading data to an authenticated user, or execute arbitrary scripting code in the context of the authenticated user's browser session. (CVE-2009-2405) A flaw was found in the way the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser processed the SYSTEM identifier in DTDs. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file, which once parsed by an application using the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, would lead to a denial of service (application hang due to excessive CPU use). (CVE-2009-2625) An information leak flaw was found in the twiddle command line client. The JMX password was logged in plain text to "twiddle.log". (CVE-2009-3554) An XSS flaw was found in the JMX Console. An attacker could use this flaw to present misleading data to an authenticated user, or execute arbitrary scripting code in the context of the authenticated user's browser session. (CVE-2009-1380) Warning: Before applying this update, please backup the JBEAP "server/[configuration]/deploy/" directory, and any other customized configuration files. All users of JBEAP 4.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.