Updated JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1 packages that fix one security issue and various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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.
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. A flaw was found in the JBoss Remoting component. A remote attacker could use specially-crafted input to cause the JBoss Remoting listeners to become unresponsive, resulting in a denial of service condition for services communicating via JBoss Remoting sockets. (CVE-2010-3862) Red Hat would like to thank Ole Husgaard of eXerp.com for reporting this issue. These updated packages include multiple bug fixes. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Release Notes, linked to in the References section. As well, this update adds a new jbossws-cxf package to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.0, to provide the sources for jbossws-cxf. (BZ#645470) Warning: Before applying this update, please backup the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform "jboss-as/server/$PROFILE/deploy/" directory, along with all other customized configuration files. All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.