Updated JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.2 packages that fix one security issue, various bugs, and add several enhancements 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.
The Enterprise Web Platform is a slimmed down profile of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform intended for mid-size workloads with light and rich Java applications. OpenID4Java allows you to implement OpenID authentication in your Java applications. OpenID4Java is a Technology Preview. This JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.2 release for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 serves as a replacement for JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.1. These updated packages include bug fixes and enhancements. JBoss Enterprise Web Platform is a subset of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. Users are directed to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2 Release Notes for information on the most significant of these changes. The Release Notes will be available shortly from https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/index.html The following security issue is also fixed with this release: It was found that the Attribute Exchange (AX) extension of OpenID4Java was not checking to ensure attributes were signed. If AX was being used to receive information that an application only trusts the identity provider to assert, a remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks and compromise the integrity of the information via a specially-crafted request. By default, only the JBoss Seam openid example application uses OpenID4Java. (CVE-2011-4314) Warning: Before applying this update, back up the "jboss-as-web/server/[PROFILE]/deploy/" directory and any other customized configuration files of your JBoss Enterprise Web Platform. All users of JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.1 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.