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Red Hat JBoss Seam Framework XXE Information Disclosure (CVE-2013-6447)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2014-0902
Date Published:
Source: Red Hat
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2013-6447
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75 and above
Who is Vulnerable?
Red Hat JBoss Seam 2.3.1 and prior
Vulnerability Description
An information disclosure vulnerability has been reported in Red Hat JBoss Seam Framework. The vulnerability is due to an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML eXternal Entities (XXE) from untrusted sources being used by the ExecutionHandler, PollHandler, and SubscriptionHandler classes within the JBoss Seam Framework's Remoting component. A remote unauthenticated attacker may exploit this vulnerability on a web application powered by the JBoss Seam Framework to disclose the contents of files via specially crafted XML documents.

Protection Overview
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your product to the latest update. For information on how to update , go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R70 / R71 / R75 and above

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Red Hat JBoss Seam Framework XXE Information Disclosure protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Application Servers Protection Violation
Attack Information: Red Hat JBoss Seam Framework XXE Information Disclosure