(RHSA-2015:1622) Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 tomcat security update

ID RHSA-2015:1622
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-19T16:13:58


Red Hat JBoss Web Server is a fully integrated and certified set of components for hosting Java web applications. It is comprised of the Apache HTTP Server, the Apache Tomcat Servlet container, Apache Tomcat Connector (mod_jk), JBoss HTTP Connector (mod_cluster), Hibernate, and the Tomcat Native library.

It was found that the expression language resolver evaluated expressions within a privileged code section. A malicious web application could use this flaw to bypass security manager protections. (CVE-2014-7810)

It was found that Tomcat would keep connections open after processing requests with a large enough request body. A remote attacker could potentially use this flaw to exhaust the pool of available connections and preventing further, legitimate connections to the Tomcat server to be made. (CVE-2014-0230)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.1.0 as provided from the Red Hat Customer Portal are advised to apply this update. The Red Hat JBoss Web Server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.