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ESB-2014.2343 - [Win][RedHat][Solaris] Red Hat JBoss Portal: Cross-site scripting - Remote/unauthenticated

Date: 10 December 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

           Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.1 security update
                             10 December 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Red Hat JBoss Portal
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat
Impact/Access:     Cross-site Scripting -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-7852  

Original Bulletin:

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.1 security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2014:1973-01
Product:           Red Hat JBoss Portal
Advisory URL:
Issue date:        2014-12-09
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-7852 

1. Summary:

An update for the RichFaces component in Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.1, which
resolves one security issue, is now available from the Red Hat Customer

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

2. Description:

Red Hat JBoss Portal is the open source implementation of the Java EE suite
of services and Portal services running atop Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform. It comprises a set of offerings for enterprise
customers who are looking for pre-configured profiles of JBoss Middleware
components that have been tested and certified together to provide an
integrated experience.

RichFaces is an open source framework that adds Ajax capability into
existing JavaServer Faces (JSF) applications.

It was found that RichFaces accepted arbitrary strings included in a URL
and returned them unencoded in a CSS file. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to perform cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks against a user running a
RichFaces application. (CVE-2014-7852)

All users of Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.1.1 as provided from the Red Hat
Customer Portal are advised to install this update.

3. Solution:

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update). Before applying the update, back up all
applications deployed on Red Hat JBoss Portal, along with all customized
configuration files, and any databases and database settings.

Note that it is recommended to halt the JBoss Portal server by stopping the
JBoss Application Server process before installing this update, and then
after installing the update, restart the JBoss Portal server by starting
the JBoss Application Server process.

4. Bugs fixed (

1164024 - CVE-2014-7852 RichFaces: Cross-site scripting due to incomplete URL sanitization

5. References:

6. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <>. More contact
details at

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