(Red Hat Issues Fix for JBoss Communications Platform) JBoss Web Services Native DTD Recursive Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1026060|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1026060
(Links to External Site)
Date: Sep 16 2011
Denial of service via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): 1.2.11, 5.1.1|
A vulnerability was reported in JBoss. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.|
A remote user can create a specially crafted Document Type Definitions (DTD) and send a specially crafted HTTP POST request to exploit a recursive processing flaw in JBoss Web Services Native and consume excessive CPU and memory resources on the target system.
Systems using JBoss Web Services CXF are not affected.
A remote user can cause excessive CPU and memory resources on the target system.|
Red Hat has issued a fix.|
The Red Hat advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1302.html (Links to External Site)
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:03:14 +0000|
Subject: [RHSA-2011:1308-01] Important: JBoss Communications Platform 1.2.11 and 5.1.1 security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: JBoss Communications Platform 1.2.11 and 5.1.1 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:1308-01
Product: JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1308.html
Issue date: 2011-09-15
CVE Names: CVE-2011-1483
An updated JBoss Web Services Native component for JBoss Communications
Platform 1.2.11 and 5.1.1 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
important 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.
JBoss Web Services Native is a web service framework included as part of
JBoss Communications Platform. It implements the JAX-WS specification.
It was found that JBoss Web Services Native did not properly protect
against recursive entity resolution when processing Document Type
Definitions (DTD). A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a
specially-crafted HTTP POST request to a deployed web service, causing
excessive CPU and memory consumption on the system hosting that service. If
the attack is repeated to consume all available network sockets, the server
will become unavailable. (CVE-2011-1483)
All users of JBoss Communications Platform 1.2.11 and 5.1.1 as provided
from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.
The References section of this erratum contains download links (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, backup your
existing JBoss Communications Platform installation (including its
databases, applications, configuration files, and so on).
The JBoss Application Server process must be restarted for the update to
4. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
692584 - CVE-2011-1483 JBossWS remote Denial of Service
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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