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Vulnerability of Xalan-Java: vulnerabilities of FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use several vulnerabilities of the FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING implementation in Xalan-Java.
Vulnerable systems: Xalan-Java, Debian, Fedora, SiteScope, Mule ESB, openSUSE, RHEL, JBoss EAP by Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 3.
Creation date: 25/03/2014.
Références of this weakness: c05324755, CERTFR-2014-AVI-252, CERTFR-2014-AVI-365, CVE-2014-0107, DSA-2886-1, FEDORA-2014-4426, FEDORA-2014-4443, HPSBGN03669, oCERT-2014-002, openSUSE-SU-2014:0861-1, openSUSE-SU-2014:0948-1, RHSA-2014:0348-01, RHSA-2014:0453-01, RHSA-2014:0454-01, RHSA-2014:0590-01, RHSA-2014:0591-01, RHSA-2014:0818-01, RHSA-2014:0819-01, RHSA-2014:1007-01, RHSA-2014:1059-01, RHSA-2014:1290-01, RHSA-2014:1291-01, RHSA-2014:1351-01, RHSA-2014:1369-01, RHSA-2014:1995-01, RHSA-2015:1009, SUSE-SU-2014:0870-1, USN-2218-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-14468, XALANJ-2435.

Description of the vulnerability 

The FEATURE_SECURE_PROCESSING (http://javax.xml.XMLConstants/feature/secure-processing) constant requires Xalan-Java to analyze XML files in a secure way, in order for example to block denial of service attacks. However, it is impacted by three vulnerabilities.

An attacker can access to XSLT 1.0 system-property(), in order to obtain sensitive information. [severity:2/4]

The xalan:content-handler and xalan:entities properties can be used to load a class or an external resource. [severity:2/4; XALANJ-2435]

If BSF (Bean Scripting Framework) is in the classpath, an attacker can open a JAR, in order to execute code. [severity:2/4]
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This security bulletin impacts software or systems such as Xalan-Java, Debian, Fedora, SiteScope, Mule ESB, openSUSE, RHEL, JBoss EAP by Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity announce is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

This bulletin is about 3 vulnerabilities.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this vulnerability alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Xalan-Java: patch.
A patch is available in information sources.

Debian: new libxalan2-java packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 6: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-5+deb6u1
  Debian 7: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-7+deb7u1

Fedora: new xalan packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 19: xalan j2-2.7.1-22.fc19
  Fedora 20: xalan j2-2.7.1-22.fc20

HPE SiteScope: patch.
A patch is indicated in information sources.

Mule ESB: version 3.5.4.
The version 3.5.4 is fixed:
  https://www.mulesoft.com/

Mule ESB: version 3.7.3.
The version 3.7.3 is fixed:
  https://www.mulesoft.com/

openSUSE: new xalan-j2 packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE 12.3: xalan-j2 2.7.0-259.4.1
  openSUSE 13.1: xalan-j2 2.7.0-262.4.1
  openSUSE 11.4: xalan-j2 2.7.0-253.1

Red Hat Fuse ESB Enterprise: version 7.1.0 R1 P6.
The version 7.1.0 R1 P6 is fixed:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=fuse.esb.enterprise&downloadType=securityPatches&version=7.1.0
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=fuse.mq.enterprise&downloadType=securityPatches&version=7.1.0

Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6.0.2: patch.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=bpm.suite&downloadType=distributions&version=6.0.2

Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6.0.2: patch.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=brms&downloadType=distributions&version=6.0.2

Red Hat JBoss BRMS, BPM: version 6.0.3.
The version 6.0.3 is fixed:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=bpm.suite&downloadType=distributions&version=6.0.3
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=brms&downloadType=distributions&version=6.0.3

Red Hat JBoss BRMS: version 5.3.1.
The version 5.3.1 is fixed.

Red Hat JBoss EAP: new xalan-j2 packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 4: xalan-j2 2.7.1-12_patch_08.ep5.el4
  RHEL 5: xalan-j2 2.7.1-12_patch_08.ep5.el5
  RHEL 6: xalan-j2 2.7.1-12_patch_08.ep5.el6

Red Hat JBoss EAP: patch for Xalan-Java.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?downloadType=securityPatches&product=appplatform&version=5.2.0

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2: new xalan-j2-eap6 packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 5: xalan-j2-eap6 2.7.1-9.redhat_7.1.ep6.el5
  RHEL 6: xalan-j2-eap6 2.7.1-9.redhat_7.1.ep6.el6

Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2: patch for Xalan-Java.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=appplatform&downloadType=securityPatches&version=6.2.0

Red Hat Jboss Enterprise Portal Platform: patch for Xstream, Java.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jbportal&downloadType=securityPatches&version=5.2.2

Red Hat JBoss Fuse: patch.
A patch is available:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jboss.fuse&downloadType=securityPatches&version=6.1.0

Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works: version 6.0.0 roll up patch 3.
The version 6.0.0 roll up patch 3 is fixed:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jboss.fuse.serviceworks&downloadType=securityPatches&version=6.0.0

Red Hat JBoss Portal: version 6.2.0.
The version 6.2.0 is fixed:
  https://access.redhat.com/jbossnetwork/restricted/listSoftware.html?product=jbportal&downloadType=distributions

RHEL: new xalan-j2 packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 5: xalan-j2 2.7.0-6jpp.2
  RHEL 6: xalan-j2 2.7.0-9.9.el6_5

SUSE LE 11: new xalan-j2 packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 11: xalan-j2 2.7.0-217.26.1

Ubuntu: new libxalan2-java packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 13.10: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1, libxsltc-java 2.7.1-8ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1, libxsltc-java 2.7.1-7ubuntu0.1
  Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libxalan2-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1, libxalan2-java-gcj 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1, libxsltc-java 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1, libxsltc-java-gcj 2.7.1-5ubuntu1.1
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