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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Red Hat JBoss Vendors:   Red Hat
(Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite) Apache Batik SVG File XML External Entity Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039243
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-5662   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 29 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Batik. A remote user can conduct XML external entity attacks to obtain files on the target system. Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite is affected.

A remote user can supply a specially crafted SVG file to the target interface to read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.

Lars Krapf of Adobe and Pierre Ernst at Salesforce independently reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can read files on the target system with the privileges of the target service.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 20 2017 Apache Batik SVG File XML External Entity Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2017:2546-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.4.5 security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.4.5 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2017:2546-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2017-08-29
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9970 CVE-2017-5662 CVE-2017-7525 

1. Summary:

An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite.

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. Description:

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite is a business rules and processes management system
for the management, storage, creation, modification, and deployment of
JBoss rules and BPMN2-compliant business processes.

This release of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.4.5 serves as a replacement for
Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.4.4, and includes bug fixes and enhancements,
which are documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the

Security Fix(es):

* A deserialization flaw was discovered in the jackson-databind which could
allow an unauthenticated user to perform code execution by sending the
maliciously crafted input to the readValue method of the ObjectMapper.

* A vulnerability was found in Jasypt that would allow an attacker to
perform a timing attack on password hash comparison. (CVE-2014-9970)

* An XXE vulnerability was found in Apache Batik which could allow a remote
attacker to retrieve the files on the vulnerable server's filesystem by
uploading specially crafted SVG images. The vulnerability could also allow
a denial of service condition by performing an amplification attack.

Red Hat would like to thank Liao Xinxi (NSFOCUS) for reporting

3. Solution:

Before applying the update, back up your existing installation, including
all applications, configuration files, databases and database settings, and
so on.

It is recommended to halt the server by stopping the JBoss Application
Server process before installing this update; after installing the update,
restart the server by starting the JBoss Application Server process.

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).

4. Bugs fixed (

1443592 - CVE-2017-5662 batik: XML external entity processing vulnerability
1455566 - CVE-2014-9970 jasypt: Vulnerable to timing attack against the password hash comparison
1462702 - CVE-2017-7525 jackson-databind: Deserialization vulnerability via readValue method of ObjectMapper

5. References:

6. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact
details at

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