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[RHSA-2014:0791-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 security update



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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0791-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Web Platform
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0791.html
Issue date:        2014-06-25
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0248 
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1. Summary:

An update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 that fixes one
security issue is 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:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform is a platform for Java applications,
which integrates the JBoss Web Server with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam.

It was found that the org.jboss.seam.web.AuthenticationFilter class
implementation did not properly use Seam logging. A remote attacker could
send specially crafted authentication headers to an application, which
could result in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user
running that application. (CVE-2014-0248)

The CVE-2014-0248 issue was discovered by Marek Schmidt of Red Hat.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.2.0 as provided from
the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update. The JBoss
server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

3. Solution:

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up your
existing JBoss Enterprise Web Platform installation (including all
applications and configuration files).

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

1101619 - CVE-2014-0248 JBoss Seam: RCE via unsafe logging in AuthenticationFilter

5. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0248.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=enterpriseweb.platform&downloadType=securityPatches&version=5.2.0

6. Contact:

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

Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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