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[RHSA-2011:1307-01] Important: jbossws security update



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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: jbossws security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:1307-01
Product:           JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1307.html
Issue date:        2011-09-15
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-1483 
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1. Summary:

Updated jbossws-client.jar, jbossws-common.jar, and jbossws-core.jar files
for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3.CP06 that fix one security issue
are now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

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.

2. Description:

JBoss Web Services Native is a web service framework included as part of
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. It implements the JAX-WS specification.

It was found that JBoss Web Services Native did not properly protect
against recursive entity resolution when processing Document Type
Definitions (DTD). A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a
specially-crafted HTTP POST request to a deployed web service, causing
excessive CPU and memory consumption on the system hosting that service. If
the attack is repeated to consume all available network sockets, the server
will become unavailable. (CVE-2011-1483)

All users of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 4.3.CP06 as provided from
the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.

3. Solution:

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the updated files). Before applying the update, back up
all applications deployed on JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with
all customized configuration files.

The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

4. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

692584 - CVE-2011-1483 JBossWS remote Denial of Service

5. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1483.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jbportal&downloadType=securityPatches&version=4.3+CP06

6. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert redhat com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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