Updated jbossweb packages that fix one security issue are now available for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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 Web Server is a web container based on Apache Tomcat. It provides a single deployment platform for the JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet technologies. A denial of service flaw was found in the way certain strings were converted to Double objects. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause JBoss Web Server to hang via a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-4476) Users of JBoss Web Server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.