JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Caching Bugs Let Remote Users Hijack User Sessions
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028898|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1028898
(Links to External Site)
Date: Aug 12 2013
User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Two vulnerabilities were reported in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. A remote user can hijack a target user's session.|
A remote user can exploit a flaw in connection caching to access data and take actions on the site acting as the target user [CVE-2013-4128].
A remote user can exploit a flaw in Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) invocation caching to access data and take actions on the site acting as the target user [CVE-2013-4213].
Wolf-Dieter Fink of the Red Hat GSS Team reported these vulnerabilities.
A remote user can hijack a target user's session.|
The vendor has issued a fix.|
The vendor's advisory is available at:
Vendor URL: rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1151.html (Links to External Site)
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)|
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Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:37:28 +0000|
Subject: [RHSA-2013:1151-01] Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 security update
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1151-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1151.html
Issue date: 2013-08-12
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4128 CVE-2013-4213
Updated Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 packages that
fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
The Red Hat Security Response Team 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. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server - noarch
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server - noarch
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.
A flaw was discovered in the way authenticated connections were cached on
the server by remote-naming. After a user has successfully logged in, a
remote attacker could use a remoting client to log in as that user without
knowing their password, allowing them to access data and perform actions
with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2013-4128)
A flaw was discovered in the way connections for remote EJB invocations via
the EJB client API were cached on the server. After a user has successfully
logged in, a remote attacker could use an EJB client to log in as that user
without knowing their password, allowing them to access data and perform
actions with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2013-4213)
These issues were discovered by Wolf-Dieter Fink of the Red Hat GSS Team.
Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform installation and deployed applications.
All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages.
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
984795 - CVE-2013-4128 JBoss remote-naming: Session fixation due improper connection caching
985359 - CVE-2013-4213 JBoss ejb-client: Session fixation due improper connection caching
6. Package List:
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server:
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server:
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