RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : jbossws-common (RHSA-2011:1301)

2013-01-24T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2011-1301.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2013-01-24T00:00:00

Description

An updated jbossws-common package that fixes one security issue is now available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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.

The jbossws-common package provides JBoss Web Services Native, a web service framework included as part of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It implements the JAX-WS specification.

It was found that JBoss Web Services Native did not properly protect against recursive entity resolution when processing Document Type Definitions (DTD). A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted HTTP POST request to a deployed web service, causing excessive CPU and memory consumption on the system hosting that service. If the attack is repeated to consume all available network sockets, the server will become unavailable. This flaw did not affect systems using JBoss Web Services CXF (provided by jbossas-ws-cxf). (CVE-2011-1483)

Warning: Before applying this update, please back up your JBoss Enterprise Application Platform's 'jboss-as/server/[PROFILE]/deploy/' directory, along with all other customized configuration files.

Users of JBoss Web Services Native should upgrade to this updated package, which corrects this issue. The JBoss server process must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 70300
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1301. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include('deprecated_nasl_level.inc');
include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(64000);
  script_version("1.24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2021/01/14");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2011-1483");
  script_bugtraq_id(49654);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2011:1301");
  script_xref(name:"IAVB", value:"2011-B-0119");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 / 5 / 6 : jbossws-common (RHSA-2011:1301)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An updated jbossws-common package that fixes one security issue is now
available for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.1 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.

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.

The jbossws-common package provides JBoss Web Services Native, a web
service framework included as part of JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform. It implements the JAX-WS specification.

It was found that JBoss Web Services Native did not properly protect
against recursive entity resolution when processing Document Type
Definitions (DTD). A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by
sending a specially crafted HTTP POST request to a deployed web
service, causing excessive CPU and memory consumption on the system
hosting that service. If the attack is repeated to consume all
available network sockets, the server will become unavailable. This
flaw did not affect systems using JBoss Web Services CXF (provided by
jbossas-ws-cxf). (CVE-2011-1483)

Warning: Before applying this update, please back up your JBoss
Enterprise Application Platform's 'jboss-as/server/[PROFILE]/deploy/'
directory, along with all other customized configuration files.

Users of JBoss Web Services Native should upgrade to this updated
package, which corrects this issue. The JBoss server process must be
restarted for this update to take effect."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2011-1483"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:1301"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected jbossws-common package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jbossws-common");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2013/07/29");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/09/15");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/01/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"generated_plugin", value:"current");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"II");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2021 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list", "Host/cpu");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
os_ver = pregmatch(pattern: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux.*release ([0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?)", string:release);
if (isnull(os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_APP_VER, "Red Hat");
os_ver = os_ver[1];
if (! preg(pattern:"^(4|5|6)([^0-9]|$)", string:os_ver)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat 4.x / 5.x / 6.x", "Red Hat " + os_ver);

if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

yum_updateinfo = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/yum-updateinfo");
if (!empty_or_null(yum_updateinfo)) 
{
  rhsa = "RHSA-2011:1301";
  yum_report = redhat_generate_yum_updateinfo_report(rhsa:rhsa);
  if (!empty_or_null(yum_report))
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : yum_report 
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    audit_message = "affected by Red Hat security advisory " + rhsa;
    audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, audit_message);
  }
}
else
{
  flag = 0;
  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", reference:"jbossws-common-1.1.0-4.SP7_patch_02.1.ep5.el4")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL5", reference:"jbossws-common-1.1.0-4.SP7_patch_02.1.ep5.el5")) flag++;

  if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL6", reference:"jbossws-common-1.1.0-4.SP7_patch_02.1.ep5.el6")) flag++;

  if (flag)
  {
    security_report_v4(
      port       : 0,
      severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
      extra      : rpm_report_get() + redhat_report_package_caveat()
    );
    exit(0);
  }
  else
  {
    tested = pkg_tests_get();
    if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
    else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "jbossws-common");
  }
}