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JBoss Operations Network Default Configuration File Permissions Lets Local Users Obtain Authentication Credentials
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029390
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4452   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 25 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in JBoss Operations Network. A local user can obtain authentication credentials.

The JBoss Operation Network configuration files for the server and the agent are configured with world readable permissions. A local user can view the contents of the configuration file, including authentication credentials.

Larry O'Leary of the Red Hat Middleware Support Engineering Group reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain authentication credentials.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2013:1762-01] Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.1.2 update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.1.2 update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1762-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Operations Network
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2013-11-25
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4452 

1. Summary:

An update for Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.1.2 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:

Red Hat JBoss Operations Network is a middleware management solution that
provides a single point of control to deploy, manage, and monitor JBoss
Enterprise Middleware, applications, and services.

It was discovered that the JBoss Operation Network configuration files, for
both the server and the agent, were world readable by default. A malicious
local user could possibly read sensitive information regarding the
installation, including various authentication credentials. (CVE-2013-4452)

This issue was discovered by Larry O'Leary of the Red Hat Middleware
Support Engineering Group.

All users of JBoss Operations Network 3.1.2 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to apply this update.

3. Solution:

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying this update, back up your
existing JBoss Operations Network installation (including its databases,
applications, configuration files, the JBoss Operations Network server's
file system directory, and so on).

To apply the fix for CVE-2013-4452 to an existing server or agent, for
which you do not want to use the default patched files distributed by this
update, using the chmod utility, remove the read file permission attribute
from the following files (where it exists):


Note: This update provides fixes for the server and agent components of Red
Hat JBoss Operations Network. It is recommended to apply all the patches
provided by this update.

Refer to the JBoss Operations Network 3.1.2 Release Notes for installation

4. Bugs fixed (

1021756 - CVE-2013-4452 JBoss ON: World readable configuration files expose sensitive data

5. References:

6. Contact:

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

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