ID CVE-2015-5220
Summary The Web Console in Red Hat Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) before 6.4.4 and WildFly (formerly JBoss Application Server) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large request header.
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: 5.0 (as of 04-08-2016 - 12:09)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
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  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-1905.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 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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    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 86412
    published 2015-10-16
    reporter Tenable
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    title RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:1905)
  • NASL family Junos Local Security Checks
    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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-03
    plugin id 108520
    published 2018-03-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=108520
    title Juniper Junos Space < 17.2R1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (JSA10838)
  • 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 86413
    published 2015-10-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=86413
    title RHEL 6 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:1907)
  • 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
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 86411
    published 2015-10-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=86411
    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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 112241
    published 2018-09-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=112241
    title RHEL 7 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2015:1906)
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advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1904
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1905
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1906
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1907
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2015:1908
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2016:1519
refmap via4
confirm https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1255597
sectrack 1033859
Last major update 04-08-2016 - 14:43
Published 27-10-2015 - 12:59
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