RHSA-2014:1973 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Moderate
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
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
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.
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.
- Red Hat JBoss Middleware Text-Only Advisories for MIDDLEWARE 1 x86_64
- BZ - 1164024 - CVE-2014-7852 RichFaces: Cross-site scripting due to incomplete URL sanitization
Red Hat JBoss Middleware Text-Only Advisories for MIDDLEWARE 1