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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0834-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0834-01
Posted Mar 23, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0834-01 - The eap7-jboss-ec2-eap package provides scripts for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud. With this update, the eap7-jboss-ec2-eap package has been updated to ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.5.

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advisories | CVE-2016-8656, CVE-2016-9589
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0834-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: jboss-ec2-eap package for EAP 7.0.5
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0834-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0834.html
Issue date: 2017-03-22
CVE Names: CVE-2016-8656 CVE-2016-9589
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1. Summary:

An update for eap7-jboss-ec2-eap is now available for Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server - noarch
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server - noarch

3. Description:

The eap7-jboss-ec2-eap package provides scripts for Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise
Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2).

With this update, the eap7-jboss-ec2-eap package has been updated to ensure
compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.5.

Refer to the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.5 Release Notes,
linked to in the References section, for information on the most
significant bug fixes and enhancements included in this release.

Security Fix(es):

*It was discovered that the jboss init script performed unsafe file
handling
which could result in local privilege escalation.(CVE-2016-8656)

*It was found that JBoss EAP 7 Header Cache was inefficient. An attacker
could use this flaw to cause a denial of service attack.(CVE-2016-9589)

The CVE-2016-9589 issue was discovered by Gabriel Lavoie (Halogen
Software).

Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

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

1400344 - CVE-2016-8656 jboss: jbossas: unsafe chown of server.log in jboss init script allows privilege escalation
1404782 - CVE-2016-9589 wildfly: ParseState headerValuesCache can be exploited to fill heap with garbage

6. JIRA issues fixed (https://issues.jboss.org/):

JBEAP-6997 - jboss-ec2-eap for EAP 7.0.5

7. Package List:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 6 Server:

Source:
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el6.noarch.rpm
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-samples-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el6.noarch.rpm

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0 for RHEL 7 Server:

Source:
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el7.src.rpm

noarch:
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el7.noarch.rpm
eap7-jboss-ec2-eap-samples-7.0.5-1.GA_redhat_1.ep7.el7.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

8. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8656
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9589
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/red-hat-jboss-enterprise-application-platform/version-7.0/
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/jboss-enterprise-application-platform/

9. Contact:

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

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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