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Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1725-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1725-01
Posted Oct 29, 2014
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1725-01 - Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a platform for Java applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam. It was discovered that the Apache Santuario XML Security for Java project allowed Document Type Definitions to be processed when applying Transforms even when secure validation was enabled. A remote attacker could use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the system, causing a denial of service. All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application 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.

tags | advisory, java, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2013-4517
MD5 | 43c1fe5ac0e0a7d15a61111ea88d5876

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1725-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1725-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1725.html
Issue date: 2014-10-28
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4517
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1. Summary:

An update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 that
fixes one security issue is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate 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 Application Platform is a platform for Java
applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss
Hibernate and JBoss Seam.

It was discovered that the Apache Santuario XML Security for Java project
allowed Document Type Definitions (DTDs) to be processed when applying
Transforms even when secure validation was enabled. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to exhaust all available memory on the system, causing a
denial of service. (CVE-2013-4517)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application 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 Application Platform installation (including all
applications and configuration files).

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

1045257 - CVE-2013-4517 Apache Santuario XML Security for Java: Java XML Signature DoS Attack

5. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4517
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?downloadType=securityPatches&product=appplatform&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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