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(HP Plans to Issue a Fix for HP Storage Essentials) JBoss Application Server Error in DeploymentFileRepository Class Lets Remote Users Read and Write Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019814
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5750   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 9 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.1.0, 6.0.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in JBoss Application Server. A remote user can view or write files on the target system. HP Storage Essentials is affected.

The setBaseDir() method of the DeploymentFileRepository class does not properly validate the basedir setting. A remote user can connect to the console manager to read or write arbitrary files on target system with the privileges of the JBoss user account.

Symantec reported this vulnerability to the vendor.

The original bug report is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can view or write files on the target system.
Solution:   HP plans to issue a fix for HP Storage Essentials (5.1.0 SP5 and 6.0.0 SP1), which is affected by this JBoss vulnerability.

Workarounds are described in the HP advisory.

The HP advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 27 2006 JBoss Application Server Error in DeploymentFileRepository Class Lets Remote Users Read and Write Files

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [security bulletin] [security bulletin] HPSBST02318 SSRT080018 rev.1 - HP Storage Essentials Software, Remote Unauthorized

Hash: SHA1


Document ID: c01390402
Version: 1

HPSBST02318 SSRT080018 rev.1 - HP Storage Essentials Software, Remote Unauthorized Access to Data

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon as possible.

Release Date: 2008-04-08
Last Updated: 2008-04-08

Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized access to data 

Source: Hewlett-Packard Company, HP Software Security Response Team

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Storage Essentials Software. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely
 to gain unauthorized access to data.

References: CVE-2006-5750, IEV-24988

SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Storage Essentials management server software running on all supported platforms. 


CVSS 2.0 Base Metrics 
Reference                         Base Vector               Base Score 
CVE-2006-5750     (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)      6.4
Information on CVSS is documented in HP Customer Notice: HPSN-2008-002.

Note: This security vulnerability may also exist on other management server software based on HP Storage Essentials available from
 other software providers. Please contact the appropriate support provider for information. 

Until updates are available the following manual procedure will resolve the vulnerability.

1. On the HP Storage Essentials management server, edit the jboss-service.xml file in the following directory: 

For Windows platform - INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY\JBossandJetty\server\appiq\deploy\management\console-mgr.sar\META-INF 
For other platforms - INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY/JBossandJetty/server/appiq/deploy/management/console-mgr.sar/META-INF 

where the HP Storage Essentials management server software is installed in the INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY. 

2. Locate the following block of code: 

mbean code="org.jboss.console.manager.DeploymentFileRepository" 
<attribute name="BaseDir">./deploy/management</attribute> 

3. Place comments around the block of code. This will disable the MBean. 

<!-- commented out per Security Bulletin HPSBST02318 SSRT080018 
mbean code="org.jboss.console.manager.DeploymentFileRepository" 
<attribute name="BaseDir">./deploy/management</attribute> 
- --> 

Note: Disabling the MBean does not change the normal functionality of the management server. 

4. Save the jboss-service.xml file

5. Restart the management server service or reboot the management server.

Note: The vulnerability will be resolved in HP Storage Essentials Software 5.1.0 SP5 and 6.0.0 SP1. This Security Bulletin will be
 revised when those software updates are available. 


Version: 1 (rev.1) - 8 April 2008 Initial release 

Third Party Security Patches: Third party security patches which are to be installed on systems running HP software products should
 be applied in accordance with the customer's patch management policy. 

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* The Software Product Category that this Security Bulletin relates to is represented by the 5th and 6th characters of the Bulletin
 number in the title: 

GN = HP General SW
MA = HP Management Agents
MI = Misc. 3rd Party SW
NS = HP NonStop Servers
OV = HP OpenVMS 
PI = HP Printing & Imaging
ST = HP Storage SW
TL = HP Trusted Linux
VV = HP VirtualVault

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 enhancing the security features of software products to provide customers with current secure solutions.

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