ID CVE-2015-5188
Summary Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the Web Console (web-console) in Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform before 6.4.4 and WildFly (formerly JBoss Application Server) before 2.0.0.CR9 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that make arbitrary changes to an instance via vectors involving a file upload using a multipart/form-data submission.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 6.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.3
  • Red Hat JBoss WildFly Application Server 2.0.0 Candidate Release 8
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:jboss_wildfly_application_server:2.0.0:cr8
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 28-10-2015 - 10:25)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-352
CAPEC
  • JSON Hijacking (aka JavaScript Hijacking)
    An attacker targets a system that uses JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) as a transport mechanism between the client and the server (common in Web 2.0 systems using AJAX) to steal possibly confidential information transmitted from the server back to the client inside the JSON object by taking advantage of the loophole in the browser's Same Origin Policy that does not prohibit JavaScript from one website to be included and executed in the context of another website. An attacker gets the victim to visit his or her malicious page that contains a script tag whose source points to the vulnerable system with a URL that requests a response from the server containing a JSON object with possibly confidential information. The malicious page also contains malicious code to capture the JSON object returned by the server before any other processing on it can take place, typically by overriding the JavaScript function used to create new objects. This hook allows the malicious code to get access to the creation of each object and transmit the possibly sensitive contents of the captured JSON object to the attackers' server. There is nothing in the browser's security model to prevent the attackers' malicious JavaScript code (originating from attacker's domain) to set up an environment (as described above) to intercept a JSON object response (coming from the vulnerable target system's domain), read its contents and transmit to the attackers' controlled site. The same origin policy protects the domain object model (DOM), but not the JSON.
  • Cross-Domain Search Timing
    An attacker initiates cross domain HTTP / GET requests and times the server responses. The timing of these responses may leak important information on what is happening on the server. Browser's same origin policy prevents the attacker from directly reading the server responses (in the absence of any other weaknesses), but does not prevent the attacker from timing the responses to requests that the attacker issued cross domain. For GET requests an attacker could for instance leverage the "img" tag in conjunction with "onload() / onerror()" javascript events. For the POST requests, an attacker could leverage the "iframe" element and leverage the "onload()" event. There is nothing in the current browser security model that prevents an attacker to use these methods to time responses to the attackers' cross domain requests. The timing for these responses leaks information. For instance, if a victim has an active session with their online e-mail account, an attacker could issue search requests in the victim's mailbox. While the attacker is not able to view the responses, based on the timings of the responses, the attacker could ask yes / no questions as to the content of victim's e-mails, who the victim e-mailed, when, etc. This is but one example; There are other scenarios where an attacker could infer potentially sensitive information from cross domain requests by timing the responses while asking the right questions that leak information.
  • Cross Site Identification
    An attacker harvests identifying information about a victim via an active session that the victim's browser has with a social networking site. A victim may have the social networking site open in one tab or perhaps is simply using the "remember me" feature to keep his or her session with the social networking site active. An attacker induces a payload to execute in the victim's browser that transparently to the victim initiates a request to the social networking site (e.g., via available social network site APIs) to retrieve identifying information about a victim. While some of this information may be public, the attacker is able to harvest this information in context and may use it for further attacks on the user (e.g., spear phishing). In one example of an attack, an attacker may post a malicious posting that contains an image with an embedded link. The link actually requests identifying information from the social networking site. A victim who views the malicious posting in his or her browser will have sent identifying information to the attacker, as long as the victim had an active session with the social networking site. There are many other ways in which the attacker may get the payload to execute in the victim's browser mainly by finding a way to hide it in some reputable site that the victim visits. The attacker could also send the link to the victim in an e-mail and trick the victim into clicking on the link. This attack is basically a cross site request forgery attack with two main differences. First, there is no action that is performed on behalf of the user aside from harvesting information. So standard CSRF protection may not work in this situation. Second, what is important in this attack pattern is the nature of the data being harvested, which is identifying information that can be obtained and used in context. This real time harvesting of identifying information can be used as a prelude for launching real time targeted social engineering attacks on the victim.
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (aka Session Riding)
    An attacker crafts malicious web links and distributes them (via web pages, email, etc.), typically in a targeted manner, hoping to induce users to click on the link and execute the malicious action against some third-party application. If successful, the action embedded in the malicious link will be processed and accepted by the targeted application with the users' privilege level. This type of attack leverages the persistence and implicit trust placed in user session cookies by many web applications today. In such an architecture, once the user authenticates to an application and a session cookie is created on the user's system, all following transactions for that session are authenticated using that cookie including potential actions initiated by an attacker and simply "riding" the existing session cookie.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
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    description Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 and fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7. It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220) It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary actions in the Console (clickjacking). (CVE-2015-5178) Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes linked to in the References section for details about this change. It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated instance. (CVE-2015-5188) The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team. This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the References section. All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
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    NASL id JUNIPER_SPACE_JSA_10838.NASL
    description According to its self-reported version number, the remote Junos Space version is prior to 17.2R1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
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  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1907.NASL
    description Updated jboss-ec2-eap packages that fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7. It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220) It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary actions in the Console (clickjacking). (CVE-2015-5178) Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes linked to in the References section for details about this change. It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated instance. (CVE-2015-5188) The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team. * The jboss-ec2-eap packages provide scripts for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). With this update, the packages have been updated to ensure compatibility with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4. Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the References section. All jboss-ec2-eap users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
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  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1904.NASL
    description Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 and fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7. It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220) It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary actions in the Console (clickjacking). (CVE-2015-5178) Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes linked to in the References section for details about this change. It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated instance. (CVE-2015-5188) The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team. This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the References section. All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 86411
    published 2015-10-16
    reporter Tenable
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    title RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:1904)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1906.NASL
    description Updated packages that provide Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.4 and fix three security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 is a platform for Java applications based on JBoss Application Server 7. It was discovered that sending requests containing large headers to the Web Console produced a Java OutOfMemoryError in the HTTP management interface. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5220) It was discovered that the EAP Management Console could be opened in an IFRAME, which made it possible to intercept and manipulate requests. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into performing arbitrary actions in the Console (clickjacking). (CVE-2015-5178) Note: Resolving this issue required a change in the way http requests are sent in the Console; this change may affect users. See the Release Notes linked to in the References section for details about this change. It was discovered that when uploading a file using a multipart/form-data submission to the EAP Web Console, the Console was vulnerable to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This meant that an attacker could use the flaw together with a forgery attack to make changes to an authenticated instance. (CVE-2015-5188) The CVE-2015-5220 issue was discovered by Aaron Ogburn of Red Hat GSS Middleware Team, and the CVE-2015-5188 issue was discovered by Jason Greene of the Red Hat Middleware Engineering Team. This release serves as a replacement for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.3, and includes bug fixes and enhancements. Documentation for these changes is available from the link in the References section. All users of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages. The JBoss server process must be restarted for the update to take effect.
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  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1908
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sectrack 1033859
Last major update 28-10-2015 - 14:54
Published 27-10-2015 - 12:59
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