JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a platform for Java applications, which integrates the JBoss Application Server with JBoss Hibernate and JBoss Seam.
If web services were deployed using Apache CXF with the WSS4JInInterceptor enabled to apply WS-Security processing, HTTP GET requests to these services were always granted access, without applying authentication checks. The URIMappingInterceptor is a legacy mechanism for allowing REST-like access (via GET requests) to simple SOAP services. A remote attacker could use this flaw to access the REST-like interface of a simple SOAP service using GET requests that bypass the security constraints applied by WSS4JInInterceptor. This flaw was only exploitable if WSS4JInInterceptor was used to apply WS-Security processing. Services that use WS-SecurityPolicy to apply security were not affected. (CVE-2012-5633)
It was found that Apache CXF was vulnerable to SOAPAction spoofing attacks under certain conditions. If web services were exposed via Apache CXF that use a unique SOAPAction for each service operation, then a remote attacker could perform SOAPAction spoofing to call a forbidden operation if it accepts the same parameters as an allowed operation. WS-Policy validation was performed against the operation being invoked, and an attack must pass validation to be successful. (CVE-2012-3451)
Note that the CVE-2012-3451 and CVE-2012-5633 issues only affected environments that have JBoss Web Services CXF installed.
Red Hat would like to thank the Apache CXF project for reporting CVE-2012-3451.
Warning: Before applying this update, back up your existing JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation (including all applications and configuration files).
All users of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 are advised to upgrade to this updated package. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.