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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

 Moderate: Red Hat Network Satellite server spacewalk-java security update
                               17 June 2011


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           spacewalk-java
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Request Forgery -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-4139  

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
         running Red Hat Network Satellite server spacewalk-java check for an
         updated version of the software for their operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: Red Hat Network Satellite server spacewalk-java security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2011:0879-01
Product:           Red Hat Network Satellite Server
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0879.html
Issue date:        2011-06-16
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-4139 

1. Summary:

Updated spacewalk-java packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.4 (RHEL v.5) - noarch

3. Description:

Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite provides a solution to organizations
requiring absolute control over and privacy of the maintenance and package
deployment of their servers. It allows organizations to utilize the
benefits of the Red Hat Network without having to provide public Internet
access to their servers or other client systems.

It was found that RHN Satellite did not protect against Cross-Site Request
Forgery (CSRF) attacks. If an authenticated RHN Satellite user visited a
specially-crafted web page, it could lead to unauthorized command execution
with the privileges of that user, for example, creating a new user account,
granting administrator privileges to user accounts, disabling the account
of the current user, and so on. (CVE-2009-4139)

Red Hat would like to thank Christian Johansson of Bitsec AB and Thomas
Biege of the SUSE Security Team for independently reporting this issue.

Users of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 are advised to upgrade to these
updated spacewalk-java packages, which resolve this issue. For this update
to take effect, Red Hat Network Satellite must be restarted. Refer to the
Solution section for details.

4. Solution:

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

Run the following command to restart the Red Hat Network Satellite

# rhn-satellite restart

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

529483 - CVE-2009-4139 RHN Satellite / Spacewalk: CSRF in all web portal forms

6. Package List:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.4 (RHEL v.5):



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from

7. References:


8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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