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JBoss JMX Console Flaw Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027359
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027359
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2908   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 8 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in JBoss. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target authenticated user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code can take actions on the JMX Console acting as the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1152.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1152.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2012:1152-01] Moderate: JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.0 security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.0 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1152-01
Product:           JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1152.html
Issue date:        2012-08-08
CVE Names:         CVE-2011-2908 
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1. Summary:

An update for the JMX Console in JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.0 that
fixes one security issue is now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

2. Description:

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the next-generation ESB and business
process automation infrastructure. JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform allows IT
to leverage existing (MoM and EAI), modern (SOA and BPM-Rules), and future
(EDA and CEP) integration methodologies to dramatically improve business
process execution speed and quality.

It was found that the JMX Console did not protect against Cross-Site
Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. If a remote attacker could trick a user,
who was logged into the JMX Console, into visiting a specially-crafted URL,
the attacker could perform operations on MBeans, which may lead to
arbitrary code execution in the context of the JBoss server process.
(CVE-2011-2908)

All users of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.0 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.

3. Solution:

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up your
existing JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform installation (including its
databases, applications, configuration files, and so on).

Note that it is recommended to halt the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform
server by stopping the JBoss Application Server process before installing
this update, and then after installing the update, restart the JBoss
Enterprise SOA Platform server by starting the JBoss Application Server
process.

4. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

730176 - CVE-2011-2908 CSRF on jmx-console allows invocation of operations on mbeans

5. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2908.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?downloadType=securityPatches&product=soaplatform&version=5.3.0

6. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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