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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: jbossweb security update
4 September 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Create Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-2185
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Red Hat. It is recommended that administrators
running jbossweb check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: jbossweb security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:1194-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1194.html
Issue date: 2013-09-03
CVE Names: CVE-2013-2185
An update for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1.0 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 is the web container, based on Apache Tomcat, in Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It provides a single deployment
platform for the JavaServer Pages (JSP) and Java Servlet technologies.
A flaw was found in the way the DiskFileItem class handled NULL characters
in file names. A remote attacker able to supply a serialized instance of
the DiskFileItem class, which will be deserialized on a server, could use
this flaw to write arbitrary content to any location on the server that is
accessible to the user running the application server process.
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 as
provided from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update.
The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying this update, back up your
existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation and
The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
4. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
974813 - CVE-2013-2185 Tomcat/JBossWeb: Arbitrary file upload via deserialization
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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