Bug 818837 - (CVE-2012-2312) CVE-2012-2312 JBoss AS 7: Security Context Propagation - When re-using thread from thread pool, security context also gets re-used
CVE-2012-2312 JBoss AS 7: Security Context Propagation - When re-using thread...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 820451
Blocks: 818838
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Reported: 2012-05-04 03:01 EDT by Arun Babu Neelicattu
Modified: 2015-02-15 16:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 00:51:58 EDT
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Description Arun Babu Neelicattu 2012-05-04 03:01:25 EDT
Security context propagation was not properly implemented. As a result, when a thread gets re-used from the thread pool, it still retains the security context from the process that last used it. The new security context is not properly propagated, and hence the previous security context will be in effect. A local attacker can use this flaw to escalate privileges in a malicious application deployed to the JBoss server.
Comment 1 David Jorm 2012-05-04 03:16:24 EDT
This issue only affects JBoss AS 7.1.0, 7.1.1 and EAP 6 Beta.
Comment 2 David Jorm 2012-05-07 23:23:43 EDT
Upstream bug: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBPAPP-8863
Comment 4 David Jorm 2012-06-14 03:29:39 EDT

This flaw does not affect any Red Hat JBoss products, it only affects the JBoss AS 7 community releases.

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