Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.1, which fixes multiple security issues, various bugs, and adds enhancements, is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. 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 Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7. This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Refer to the 6.1.1 Release Notes for information on the most significant of these changes, available shortly from https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/ Security fixes: Cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the mod_info, mod_status, mod_imagemap, mod_ldap, and mod_proxy_ftp modules. An attacker could possibly use these flaws to perform XSS attacks if they were able to make the victim's browser generate an HTTP request with a specially-crafted Host header. (CVE-2012-3499) Cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the mod_proxy_balancer module's manager web interface. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the manager web interface, into visiting a specially-crafted URL, it would lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's manager interface session. (CVE-2012-4558) A flaw was found in the way the mod_dav module handled merge requests. An attacker could use this flaw to send a crafted merge request that contains URIs that are not configured for DAV, causing the httpd child process to crash. (CVE-2013-1896) 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 found that mod_rewrite did not filter terminal escape sequences from its log file. If mod_rewrite was configured with the RewriteLog directive, a remote attacker could use specially-crafted HTTP requests to inject terminal escape sequences into the mod_rewrite log file. If a victim viewed the log file with a terminal emulator, it could result in arbitrary command execution with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2013-1862) The data file used by PicketBox Vault to store encrypted passwords contains a copy of its own admin key. The file is encrypted using only this admin key, not the corresponding JKS key. A local attacker with permission to read the vault data file could read the admin key from the file, and use it to decrypt the file and read the stored passwords in clear text. (CVE-2013-1921) A flaw was found in JGroup's DiagnosticsHandler that allowed an attacker on an adjacent network to reuse the credentials from a previous successful authentication. This could be exploited to read diagnostic information (information disclosure) and attain limited remote code execution. (CVE-2013-4112) Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed applications. Refer to the Solution section for further details. All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 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.