[RHSA-2014:2020-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:2020-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-2020.html
Issue date: 2014-12-18
CVE Names: CVE-2012-6153 CVE-2014-3577 CVE-2014-3623
An update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 that
fixes three security issues is now available from the Red Hat Customer
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.
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.
It was discovered that the Apache CXF incorrectly extracted the 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)
It was found that Apache WSS4J (Web Services Security for Java), as used by
Apache CXF with the TransportBinding, did not, by default, properly enforce
all security requirements associated with SAML SubjectConfirmation methods.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform various types of spoofing
attacks on web service endpoints secured by WSS4j that rely on SAML for
The CVE-2012-6153 issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of Red Hat
All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.2 as
provided from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update.
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
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 Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and
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
1157304 - CVE-2014-3623 Apache WSS4J / Apache CXF: Improper security semantics enforcement of SAML SubjectConfirmation methods
The Red Hat security contact is <secalert at redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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