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Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1836-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1836-01
Posted Nov 10, 2014
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1836-01 - 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 HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name from an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name field. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially crafted X.509 certificate. The CVE-2012-6153 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat Product Security.

tags | advisory, java, spoof
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2014-1836-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1836-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1836.html
Issue date: 2014-11-10
CVE Names: CVE-2012-6153 CVE-2014-3577
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1. Summary:

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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.

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 HttpClient incorrectly extracted host name from
an X.509 certificate subject's Common Name (CN) field. A man-in-the-middle
attacker could use this flaw to spoof an SSL server using a specially
crafted X.509 certificate. (CVE-2012-6153, CVE-2014-3577)

The CVE-2012-6153 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat
Product Security.

For additional information on these flaws, refer to the Knowledgebase
article in the References section.

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/):

1129074 - CVE-2014-3577 Apache HttpComponents client / Apache CXF: SSL hostname verification bypass, incomplete CVE-2012-6153 fix
1129916 - CVE-2012-6153 Apache HttpComponents client / Apache CXF: SSL hostname verification bypass, incomplete CVE-2012-5783 fix

5. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6153
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3577
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?downloadType=securityPatches&product=appplatform&version=5.2.0
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1165533

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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