The Enterprise Web Platform is for mid-size workloads, focusing on light and rich Java applications. Web Platform is a slimmed down profile of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
A flaw was found in the JBoss Remoting component. A remote attacker could use specially-crafted input to cause the JBoss Remoting listeners to become unresponsive, resulting in a denial of service condition for services communicating via JBoss Remoting sockets. (CVE-2010-3862)
Red Hat would like to thank Ole Husgaard of eXerp.com for reporting this issue.
These updated packages include multiple bug fixes. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Release Notes, linked to in the References section.
As well, this update adds a new jbossws-cxf package to JBoss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1, to provide the sources for jbossws-cxf. (BZ#645465)
Warning: Before applying this update, please backup the JBoss Enterprise Web Platform "jboss-as-web/server/$PROFILE/deploy/" directory, along with all other customized configuration files.
All users of JBoss Enterprise Web Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.