[RHSA-2017:0247-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0247-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0247.html
Issue date: 2017-02-02
CVE Names: CVE-2016-6816 CVE-2016-7061 CVE-2016-8627
An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
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.
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.
This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.13 serves
as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.12,
and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the
Release Notes document linked to in the References.
* It was discovered that the jboss init script performed unsafe file
handling which could result in local privilege escalation. (CVE-2016-8656)
* It was discovered that the code that parsed the HTTP request line
permitted invalid characters. This could be exploited, in conjunction with
a proxy that also permitted the invalid characters but with a different
interpretation, to inject data into the HTTP response. By manipulating the
HTTP response the attacker could poison a web-cache, perform an XSS attack
and/or obtain sensitive information from requests other then their own.
* An EAP feature to download server log files allows logs to be available
via GET requests making them vulnerable to cross-origin attacks. An
attacker could trigger the user's browser to request the log files
consuming enough resources that normal server functioning could be
* It was discovered that when configuring RBAC and marking information as
sensitive, users with a Monitor role are able to view the sensitive
The CVE-2016-8627 issue was discovered by Darran Lofthouse and Brian
Stansberry (Red Hat).
Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation and deployed applications.
The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).
4. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1380852 - CVE-2016-7061 EAP: Sensitive data can be exposed at the server level in domain mode
1388240 - CVE-2016-8627 Potential EAP resource starvation DOS attack via GET requests for server log files
1397484 - CVE-2016-6816 tomcat: HTTP Request smuggling vulnerability due to permitting invalid character in HTTP requests
1400344 - CVE-2016-8656 jboss: jbossas: unsafe chown of server.log in jboss init script allows privilege escalation
The Red Hat security contact is <secalert at redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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