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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 security update
8 January 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Windows Server 2008
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5531
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:0141-01
Product: JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0141.html
Issue date: 2013-01-07
CVE Names: CVE-2012-5531
An update for the GateIn Portal component in JBoss Enterprise Portal
Platform 5.2.2 that fixes multiple security issues is now available from
the Red Hat Customer Portal.
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.
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform is the open source implementation of the
Java EE suite of services and Portal services running atop JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform. It comprises a set of offerings for enterprise
customers who are looking for pre-configured profiles of JBoss Enterprise
Middleware components that have been tested and certified together to
provide an integrated experience.
Multiple reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) flaws were found in GateIn
Portal. If a remote attacker could trick a user, who was logged into the
GateIn Portal interface, into visiting a specially-crafted URL, it would
lead to arbitrary web script execution in the context of the user's GateIn
Portal session. (CVE-2012-5531)
Red Hat would like to thank Hideharu Ohkuma of Ricoh Company for reporting
Warning: Before applying this update, back up all applications deployed on
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all customized configuration
files, and any databases and database settings.
All users of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.2.2 as provided from the
Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to install this update.
The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up all
applications deployed on JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, along with all
customized configuration files, and any databases and database settings.
Note that it is recommended to halt the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform
server by stopping the JBoss Application Server process before installing
this update, and then after installing the update, restart the JBoss
Enterprise Portal Platform server by starting the JBoss Application Server
4. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
877234 - CVE-2012-5531 GateIn Portal: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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