ESB-2018.1527 - [RedHat] Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform: Increased privileges - Existing account 2018-05-18

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                               ESB-2018.1527
 Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update
                                18 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5
                   Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-8657 CVE-2016-8656 

Reference:         ESB-2018.0037
                   ESB-2017.3192
                   ESB-2017.0326

Original Bulletin: 
   https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1609

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2018:1609-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1609
Issue date:        2018-05-17
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-8656 CVE-2016-8657 
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1. Summary:

An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform 5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform 5 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server - noarch
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server - noarch

3. Description:

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

Security Fix(es):

* jboss: jbossas: unsafe chown of server.log in jboss init script allows
privilege escalation (CVE-2016-8656)

* jboss: jbossas writable config files allow privilege escalation
(CVE-2016-8657)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1400343 - CVE-2016-8657 jboss: jbossas writable config files allow privilege escalation
1400344 - CVE-2016-8656 jboss: jbossas: unsafe chown of server.log in jboss init script allows privilege escalation

6. Package List:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 5 Server:

Source:
jbossas-5.2.0-23.ep5.el5.src.rpm

noarch:
jbossas-5.2.0-23.ep5.el5.noarch.rpm
jbossas-client-5.2.0-23.ep5.el5.noarch.rpm
jbossas-messaging-5.2.0-23.ep5.el5.noarch.rpm
jbossas-ws-native-5.2.0-23.ep5.el5.noarch.rpm

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 for RHEL 6 Server:

Source:
jbossas-5.2.0-23.ep5.el6.src.rpm

noarch:
jbossas-5.2.0-23.ep5.el6.noarch.rpm
jbossas-client-5.2.0-23.ep5.el6.noarch.rpm
jbossas-messaging-5.2.0-23.ep5.el6.noarch.rpm
jbossas-ws-native-5.2.0-23.ep5.el6.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8656
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8657
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_jboss_enterprise_application_platform/
https://access.redhat.com/articles/3422211

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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