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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.6.0 update
17 July 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2013-5855 CVE-2013-1624
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 2.6.0 update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:0896-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0896.html
Issue date: 2014-07-16
CVE Names: CVE-2013-1624 CVE-2013-5855
Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.6.0, which fixes two security issues,
various bugs, and adds enhancements, is now available from the Red Hat
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.
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
2.5.0, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Refer to the 2.6.0 Release
Notes for information on the most significant of these changes, available
shortly from https://access.redhat.com/documentation/
This release also fixes the following security issues:
It was discovered that bouncycastle leaked timing information when
decrypting TLS/SSL protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites
were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain
text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL server as a padding
It was found that Mojarra JavaServer Faces did not properly escape
user-supplied content in certain circumstances. Contents of outputText tags
and raw EL expressions that immediately follow script or style elements
were not escaped. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted URL to
execute arbitrary web script in the user's browser. (CVE-2013-5855)
All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Framework Kit 2.5.0 as provided from the Red
Hat Customer Portal are advised to upgrade to Red Hat JBoss Web Framework
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/):
908428 - CVE-2013-1624 bouncycastle: TLS CBC padding timing attack
1065139 - CVE-2013-5855 Mojarra JSF: XSS due to insufficient escaping of user-supplied content in outputText tags and EL expressions
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2014 Red Hat, Inc.
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