(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: http://securitytracker.com/id/1019814
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 9 2008
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information|
Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 5.1.0, 6.0.0|
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:
A remote user can view or write files on the target system.|
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: h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01390402 (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: [security bulletin] [security bulletin] HPSBST02318 SSRT080018 rev.1 - HP Storage Essentials Software, Remote Unauthorized|
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c01390402
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:
3. Place comments around the block of code. This will disable the MBean.
<!-- commented out per Security Bulletin HPSBST02318 SSRT080018
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.
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Version: 1 (rev.1) - 8 April 2008 Initial release
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