(RHSA-2016:0597) Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.7 update

2016-04-06T00:26:36
ID RHSA-2016:0597
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-19T16:13:48

Description

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.6, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Documentation for these changes will be available shortly from the Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.7 Release Notes, linked to in the References.

Security Fix(es):

  • A read-timeout flaw was found in the HTTPS NIO Connector handling of SSL handshakes. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could create a socket and cause a thread to remain occupied indefinitely so long as the socket remained open (denial of service). (CVE-2016-2094)

  • 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)

The CVE-2016-2094 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat.