Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 Access Restriction isCallerInRole access control

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A vulnerability was found in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3.0 (Application Server Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function isCallerInRole of the component Access Restriction. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

The isCallerInRole function in SimpleSecurityManager in JBoss Application Server (AS) 7, as used in Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBEAP) 6.3.0, does not properly check caller roles, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass access restrictions via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 08/19/2014 with CA Technologies as Bug 1103815 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-3472 since 05/14/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/28/2022). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77078 (RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:1019)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95170) and Tenable (77078). The entries 67395 and 69591 are pretty similar.






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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 77078
Nessus Name: RHEL 5 : JBoss EAP (RHSA-2014:1019)
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05/14/2014 🔍
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Advisory: Bug 1103815
Organization: CA Technologies
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-3472 (🔍)
X-Force: 95170
Vulnerability Center: 52824 - Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBEAP) 6.3.0 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability in isCallerInRole(), Medium
SecurityFocus: 69094 - JBoss AS Security CVE-2014-3472 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/28/2022 08:31 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (57), 01/02/2018 09:56 AM (11), 03/28/2022 08:31 AM (3)
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