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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0396-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0396-01
Posted Mar 19, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0396-01 - JBoss Operations Network is a middleware management solution that provides a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor JBoss Enterprise Middleware, applications, and services. A flaw was found in the way LDAP authentication was handled. If the LDAP bind account credentials became invalid, subsequent log in attempts with any password for user accounts created via LDAP were successful. A remote attacker could use this flaw to log into LDAP-based JBoss ON accounts without knowing the correct passwords.

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systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-1100
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0396-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: JBoss Operations Network 2.4.2 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:0396-01
Product: JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0396.html
Issue date: 2012-03-19
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1100
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1. Summary:

An update for JBoss Operations Network 2.4.2 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:

JBoss Operations Network (JBoss ON) is a middleware management solution
that provides a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor
JBoss Enterprise Middleware, applications, and services.

A flaw was found in the way LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
authentication was handled. If the LDAP bind account credentials became
invalid, subsequent log in attempts with any password for user accounts
created via LDAP were successful. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to log into LDAP-based JBoss ON accounts without knowing the correct
passwords. (CVE-2012-1100)

Warning: Before applying the update, back up your existing JBoss ON
installation (including its databases, applications, configuration files,
the JBoss ON server's file system directory, and so on).

All users of JBoss Operations Network 2.4.2 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 update). Before applying this update, back up your
existing JBoss ON installation (including its databases, applications,
configuration files, the JBoss ON server's file system directory, and so
on).

Stop the JBoss ON server (rhq-server.sh stop) before applying the update.
After applying the update, start the JBoss ON server (rhq-server.sh start).

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

799789 - CVE-2012-1100 JON: LDAP authentication allows any user access if bind credentials are bad

5. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-1100.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=em&downloadType=securityPatches&version=2.4.2

6. Contact:

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

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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