RHSA-2017:0248 - Security Advisory
Moderate: Red Hat JBoss BRMS security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss BRMS.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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.
Red Hat JBoss BRMS is a business rules management system for the management, storage, creation, modification, and deployment of JBoss Rules.
This release of Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6.4.1 serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6.4.0, and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the Release Notes document linked to in the References.
- It was found that the parsing of XMP and other XML formats in PDF by Apache PDFBox would expand entity references. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the application server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks. (CVE-2016-2175)
- It was found that the parsing of OOXML, XMP in PDF, and some other file formats by Apache Tika would expand entity references. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the application server, and potentially perform other more advanced XXE attacks. (CVE-2016-4434)
- It was discovered that JBoss BRMS 6 and BPM Suite 6 are not setting HttpOnly flags on sensitive cookies. Remote attackers can access these cookies by using client-side scripts, usually through XSS. Please note that on IBM WebSphere the HttpOnly flag cannot be set by deployed applications, it needs to be configured directly on WAS console. (CVE-2016-6344)
The CVE-2016-6344 issue was discovered by Jeremy Choi (Red Hat Product Security Team).
Before applying the update, back up your existing installation, including all applications, configuration files, databases and database settings, and so on.
It is recommended to halt the server by stopping the JBoss Application Server process before installing this update; after installing the update, restart the server by starting the JBoss Application Server process.
The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must log in to download the update).
- Red Hat JBoss Middleware Text-Only Advisories for MIDDLEWARE 1 x86_64
- BZ - 1340386 - CVE-2016-4434 tika: XML External Entity vulnerability
- BZ - 1340396 - CVE-2016-2175 pdfbox: XML External Entity vulnerability
- BZ - 1371807 - CVE-2016-6344 JBoss bpms 6.3.x cookie does not set httponly
Red Hat JBoss Middleware Text-Only Advisories for MIDDLEWARE 1