RHSA-2015:1010 Important: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.2.0 security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.2.0 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:1010
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Portal
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1010.html
Issue date:        2015-05-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-3596 

1. Summary:

An update for the Axis component of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.2.0 that fixes
one security issue is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having 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:

Red Hat JBoss Portal is the open source implementation of the Java EE suite
of services and Portal services running atop Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform.

It was discovered that Axis 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-2014-3596)

This issue was discovered by David Jorm and Arun Neelicattu of Red Hat
Product Security.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.2.0 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to apply this update.

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 all
applications deployed on JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all
customized configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

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

1129935 - CVE-2014-3596 axis: SSL hostname verification bypass, incomplete CVE-2012-5784 fix

5. References:


6. Contact:

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

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