(RHSA-2014:0895) Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.3.0 update

2014-07-16T21:02:12
ID RHSA-2014:0895
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2019-02-20T17:17:15

Description

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid is a distributed in-memory data grid, based on Infinispan.

This release of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.3.0 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2.1. It includes various bug fixes and enhancements which are detailed in the Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.3.0 Release Notes. The Release Notes will be available shortly from https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_JBoss_Data_Grid/

This update also fixes the following security issues:

It was discovered that JBoss Web did not limit the length of chunk sizes when using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service attack against JBoss Web by streaming an unlimited quantity of data, leading to excessive consumption of server resources. (CVE-2014-0075)

It was found that JBoss Web did not check for overflowing values when parsing request content length headers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform an HTTP request smuggling attack on a JBoss Web server located behind a reverse proxy that processed the content length header correctly. (CVE-2014-0099)

It was found that the security audit functionality, provided by Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, logged request parameters in plain text. This may have caused passwords to be included in the audit log files when using BASIC or FORM-based authentication. A local attacker with access to audit log files could possibly use this flaw to obtain application or server authentication credentials. Refer to the Solution section of this advisory for additional information on the fix for this issue. (CVE-2014-0058)

It was found that the security auditing functionality provided by PicketBox and JBossSX, both security frameworks for Java applications, used a world-readable audit.log file to record sensitive information. A local user could possibly use this flaw to gain access to the sensitive information in the audit.log file. (CVE-2014-0059)

It was found that the org.apache.catalina.servlets.DefaultServlet implementation in JBoss Web allowed the definition of XML External Entities (XXEs) in provided XSLTs. A malicious application could use this to circumvent intended security restrictions to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2014-0096)

It was found that, in certain circumstances, it was possible for a malicious web application to replace the XML parsers used by JBoss Web to process XSLTs for the default servlet, JSP documents, tag library descriptors (TLDs), and tag plug-in configuration files. The injected XML parser(s) could then bypass the limits imposed on XML external entities and/or gain access to the XML files processed for other web applications deployed on the same JBoss Web instance. (CVE-2014-0119)

The CVE-2014-0075 issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.

All users of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2.1 as provided from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to upgrade to Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.3.0.