CVE-2014-0075

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-05-27
IAVA:
2015-B-0083
CWE:
CWE-20->CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1072776: CVE-2014-0075 Tomcat/JBossWeb: Limited DoS in chunked transfer encoding input filter
It was discovered that JBoss Web / Apache Tomcat did not limit the length of chunk sizes when using chunked transfer encoding. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service attack against JBoss Web / Apache Tomcat by streaming an unlimited quantity of data, leading to excessive consumption of server resources.

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Statement

This issue does affect JBossWeb as shipped in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 is currently in reduced support phase (Phase 2: Maintenance Support), receiving only Critical and Important security updates, hence this issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates for Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform 5. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network Product Update and Support Policy: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/jboss_notes/ and the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 5 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2014:0843 2014-07-07
Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.3 RHSA-2014:0895 2014-07-16
Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works 6.0 RHSA-2015:0720 2015-03-24
Red Hat JBoss BPMS 6.0 RHSA-2015:0234 2015-02-17
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2014:0834 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss Operations Network 3.2 RHSA-2014:1149 2014-09-03
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6.0 RHSA-2015:0765 2015-03-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (tomcat6) RHSA-2014:0865 2014-07-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (tomcat) RHSA-2014:0827 2014-07-02
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 6 Server (tomcat7) RHSA-2014:0835 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat6) RHSA-2014:0834 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 RHSA-2014:0842 2014-07-07
Red Hat JBoss Portal 6.2 RHSA-2015:1009 2015-05-14
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2 for RHEL 5 Server (tomcat7) RHSA-2014:0835 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization 6.1 RHSA-2015:0675 2015-03-11
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 for RHEL 6 Server (jbossweb) RHSA-2014:0843 2014-07-07
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.0 RHSA-2014:0836 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 2.0 RHSA-2014:0833 2014-07-03
Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6.0 RHSA-2015:0235 2015-02-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 tomcat6 Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 tomcat5 Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 jbossweb Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 tomcat5 Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by David Jorm of Red Hat Product Security.
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