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Moderate Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update

  • Vendor: Red Hat
  • Vendor ID: RHSA-2017:0830-01
  • Date: March 22, 2017


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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0830-01
Product: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0830.html
Issue date: 2017-03-22
CVE Names: CVE-2016-9589
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1. Summary:

An update is now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application
Platform.

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.

2. Description:

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java
applications based on JBoss Application Server 7.

This release of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.5 serves
as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.0.4,
and includes bug fixes and enhancements, which are documented in the
Release Notes document linked to in the References.

Security Fix(es):

* It was found that JBoss EAP 7 Header Cache was inefficient. An attacker
could use this flaw to cause a denial of service attack. (CVE-2016-9589)

Red Hat would like to thank Gabriel Lavoie (Halogen Software) for reporting
this issue.

3. Solution:

Before applying this update, back up your existing Red Hat JBoss Enterprise
Application Platform installation and deployed applications.

The References section of this erratum contains a download link (you must
log in to download the update).

4. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1404782 - CVE-2016-9589 wildfly: ParseState headerValuesCache can be exploited to fill heap with garbage

5. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9589
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=appplatform&downloadType=securityPatches&version=7.0
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/red-hat-jboss-enterprise-application-platform/version-7.0/
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en/jboss-enterprise-application-platform/

6. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert redhat com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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