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Category:   Application (Web Server/CGI)  >   Red Hat JBoss Vendors:   Red Hat
JBoss 'ignoreBaseDecision' Property May Let Remote Authenticated Users Bypass Access Controls
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027501
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1167   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 6 2012
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in JBoss. A remote authenticated user can gain access to the target application.

When configured to use JaccAuthorizationRealm, the WebPermissionMapping class creates permissions that are not checked. If the 'ignoreBaseDecision' property is set to true on JBossWebRealm, a remote authenticated user can access the target application without having the proper role assigned in the application's web.xml <security-constraint> tag.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain access to the target application.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (EAP 6.0.0, and other versions).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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