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Red Hat JBoss Fuse/A-MQ Authentication Cookie Attribute Wrapping Lets Remote Users Hijack the Target User's Session
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041750
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5183   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 2 2018
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.3, A-MQ 6.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Red Hat JBoss Fuse/A-MQ. A remote user can hijack the target user's session.

The JBoss A-MQ's Hawtio console does not set 'HTTPOnly' or 'Secure' attributes on authentication cookies. A remote user that can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack may be able to retrieve a valid authenticated user's SessionID and conduct further session hijacking attacks.

Naftali Rosenbaum (Comsec Consulting) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can hijack the target user's session.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [RHSA-2018:2840-01] Low: Red Hat JBoss Fuse/A-MQ 6.3 R9 security and bug fix update

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: Red Hat JBoss Fuse/A-MQ 6.3 R9 security and bug fix update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2018:2840-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Fuse
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2018-10-01
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5183 

1. Summary:

An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.3 and Red Hat JBoss
A-MQ 6.3.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Description:

Red Hat Fuse provides a small-footprint, flexible, open source enterprise
service bus and integration platform.

This patch is an update to Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.3 and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ
6.3. It includes bug fixes, which are documented in the patch notes
accompanying the package on the download page. See the download link given
in the References section below.

Security fix(es):

* A-MQ Console: HTTPOnly and Secure attributes not set on cookies

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Naftali Rosenbaum (Comsec Consulting) for
reporting CVE-2015-5183.

3. Solution:

Before applying the update, back up your existing installation, including
all applications, configuration files, databases and database settings, and
so on.

Installation instructions are located in the download section of the
customer portal.

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).

4. Bugs fixed (

1249182 - CVE-2015-5183 A-MQ Console: HTTPOnly and Secure attributes not set on cookies

5. References:

6. Contact:

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

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