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Red Hat JBoss Portal Input Validation Flaw Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029510
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029510
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-4424   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2013
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 scripting attacks.

The GateIn Portal component does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the JBoss software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Cloud Technology Development Department, Ricoh Company, Ltd. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the JBoss software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or 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-2013-1843.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1843.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2013:1843-01] Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0 security update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1843-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Portal
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1843.html
Issue date:        2013-12-16
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4424 
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1. Summary:

An update for the GateIn Portal component in Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0
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:

Red Hat JBoss Portal is the open source implementation of the Java EE suite
of services and Portal services running atop Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform. It comprises a set of offerings for enterprise
customers who are looking for pre-configured profiles of JBoss Middleware
components that have been tested and certified together to provide an
integrated experience.

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in the GateIn Portal
component. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the
GateIn Portal interface, into visiting a specially crafted URL, it would
lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's GateIn
Portal session. (CVE-2013-4424)

Red Hat would like to thank Cloud Technology Development Department, Ricoh
Company, Ltd. for reporting this issue.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.0 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 all
applications deployed on Red Hat JBoss Portal, along with all customized
configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

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

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

1019052 - CVE-2013-4424 GateIn: XSS due to improper url escaping

5. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4424.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jbportal&downloadType=securityPatches&version=6.1.0

6. Contact:

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

Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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