JBoss Enterprise JACC security bypass

jboss-jacc-security-bypass (76680) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and Web Platform could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by users being granted access without checking their roles by the WebPermissionMapping class. If configured to use JaccAuthorizationRealm, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to applications without providing proper authentication.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.

References:

  • JBoss Web site: JBoss.
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 802622: CVE-2012-1167 JBoss: authentication bypass when running under JACC with ignoreBaseDecision on JBossWebRealm.
  • BID-54089: JBoss CVE-2012-1167 Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-1167: The JBoss Server in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.x before 5.1.2 and 5.2.x before 5.2.2, Web Platform before 5.1.2, BRMS Platform before 5.3.0, and SOA Platform before 5.3.0, when the server is configured to use the JaccAuthorizationRealm and the ignoreBaseDecision property is set to true on the JBossWebRealm, does not properly check the permissions created by the WebPermissionMapping class, which allows remote authenticated users to access arbitrary applications.
  • OSVDB ID: 83110: JBoss Multiple Products WebPermissionMapping Permission Creation Access Restriction Bypass
  • RHSA-2012-1026: Important: jbossas and jboss-naming security update

Platforms Affected:

  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5
  • RedHat Jboss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.2
  • RedHat Jboss Enterprise Web Platform 5.1.2

Reported:

Jun 26, 2012

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