[RHSA-2016:0598-01] Moderate: jboss-ec2-eap security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: jboss-ec2-eap security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0598-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0598.html
Issue date:        2016-04-05
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0230 CVE-2016-2094 

1. Summary:

A jboss-ec2-eap update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. 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 EAP 6.4 for RHEL 6 - noarch

3. Description:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

The jboss-ec2-eap packages provide scripts for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2). With this update, the packages have been updated to
ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Security Fix(es):

* A read-timeout flaw was found in the HTTPS NIO Connector handling of SSL
handshakes. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could create a socket and
cause a thread to remain occupied indefinitely so long as the socket
remained open (denial of service). (CVE-2016-2094)

* It was found that Tomcat would keep connections open after processing
requests with a large enough request body. A remote attacker could
potentially use this flaw to exhaust the pool of available connections and
preventing further, legitimate connections to the Tomcat server to be made.

The CVE-2016-2094 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation and deployed applications. This update is
available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at

The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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

1191200 - CVE-2014-0230 tomcat: non-persistent DoS attack by feeding data by aborting an upload
1308465 - CVE-2016-2094 EAP: HTTPS NIO connector uses no timeout when reading SSL handshake from client

6. Package List:

Red Hat JBoss EAP 6.4 for RHEL 6:



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7. References:


8. 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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