1.159.1. RHSA-2011:0879: Moderate Red Hat Network Satellite server spacewalk-java security update
Updated spacewalk-java packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Red Hat Security Response Team 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.
Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite provides a solution to organizations requiring absolute control over and privacy of the maintenance and package deployment of their servers. It allows organizations to utilize the benefits of the Red Hat Network without having to provide public Internet access to their servers or other client systems.
It was found that RHN Satellite did not protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks. If an authenticated RHN Satellite user visited a specially-crafted web page, it could lead to unauthorized command execution with the privileges of that user, for example, creating a new user account, granting administrator privileges to user accounts, disabling the account of the current user, and so on. (CVE-2009-4139)
Red Hat would like to thank Christian Johansson of Bitsec AB and Thomas Biege of the SUSE Security Team for independently reporting this issue.
Users of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4.1 are advised to upgrade to these updated spacewalk-java packages, which resolve this issue. For this update to take effect, Red Hat Network Satellite must be restarted. Refer to the Solution section for details.