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          Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.5.0 update
                               27 March 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Windows
                   Red Hat
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0086  

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 JBoss Web Framework Kit check for an updated version
         of the software for their operating system.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.5.0 update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:0335-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0335.html
Issue date:        2014-03-26
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-0086 

1. Summary:

Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.5.0, which fixes one security issue,
various bugs, and adds enhancements, 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.

2. Description:

Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit combines popular open source web frameworks
into a single solution for Java applications.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit
2.4.0, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Refer to the 2.5.0 Release
Notes for information on the most significant of these changes, available
shortly from https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/

This release also fixes the following security issue:

It was found that malformed Atmosphere requests caused RichFaces to leak
memory. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to send a
large number of these requests to a RichFaces application that uses the
Atmosphere framework, leading to an out of memory error and a corresponding
denial of service on the application server. (CVE-2014-0086)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.4.0 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to upgrade to Red Hat JBoss Web Framework
Kit 2.5.0.

3. Solution:

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 installation of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform or
Red Hat JBoss Web Server, and applications deployed to it.

The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

4. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1067268 - CVE-2014-0086 JBoss RichFaces: remote denial of service via memory exhaustion

5. References:


6. Contact:

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

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