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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Conduct Clickjacking and Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033859
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033859
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5178, CVE-2015-5188, CVE-2015-5220   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 17 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks. A remote user can consume excessive memory on the target system. A remote user can conduct click-jacking attacks.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML page or URL that, when loaded by the target authenticated user, will exploit a flaw in the EAP Web Console and take actions on the target interface acting as the target user [CVE-2015-5188].

A remote user can hijack a target user's mouse clicks via the EAP Management Console to take actions on the site acting as the target user [CVE-2015-5178].

A remote user can send requests containing specially crafted large headers to the Web Console to trigger a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface [CVE-2015-5220].

Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team and Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can take actions on the target system acting as the target authenticated user.

A remote user can consume excessive memory resources on the target system.

A remote user can conduct clickjacking attacks.

Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisories are available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1904.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1905.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1906.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1907.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1908.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1908.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 27 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Conduct Clickjacking and Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2015:1908-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:1908-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1908.html
Issue date:        2015-10-15
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5178 CVE-2015-5188 CVE-2015-5220 
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1. Summary:

Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
6.4.4 and fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various
enhancements are now available from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

2. Description:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web
Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface.
An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-5220)

It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an
IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests.
An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary
actions in the Console (clickjacking). (CVE-2015-5178)

Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are
sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes
linked to in the References section for details about this change.

It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data
submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site
Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw
together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated
instance. (CVE-2015-5188)

The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS
Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene
of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 6.4.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements.
Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the
References section.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 as provided
from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update.
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.

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 Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and
deployed applications.

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

1250552 - CVE-2015-5178 JBoss AS/WildFly: missing X-Frame-Options header leading to clickjacking
1252885 - CVE-2015-5188 JBoss EAP: CSRF vulnerability in EAP & WildFly Web Console
1255597 - CVE-2015-5220 OOME from EAP 6 http management console
1256987 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-security-negotiation to 2.3.8.redhat-1
1261576 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade infinispan to 5.2.15.Final-redhat-1
1261581 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-vfs2 to 3.2.10.Final-redhat-1
1261585 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-aesh to 0.33.16.redhat-1
1261589 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jbossweb to 7.5.11.Final-redhat-1
1261600 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-as-console to 2.5.10.Final-redhat-2
1261605 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-hal to 2.5.10.Final-redhat-2
1261620 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jboss-weld-1.1-api to 1.1.0.Final-redhat-7
1261624 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade weld-cdi-1.0-api to 1.0.0.SP4-redhat-6
1261627 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade weld-core to 1.1.31.Final-redhat-1
1261992 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade apache-cxf to 2.7.17.redhat-1
1262023 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade jbossws-cxf to 4.3.5.Final-redhat-3
1263381 - RHEL7 RPMs: Upgrade httpserver to 1.0.5.Final-redhat-1

5. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5178
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5188
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-5220
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/6.4/index.html
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=appplatform&downloadType=securityPatches&version=6.4

6. Contact:

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

Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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