After reading a little i found, that there is indeed a dependency to HV:
But well.. it IS the hibernate validator, the lastest one. Is it going to be fixed somewhat one day?
I had gotten this too and finally found the cause and solution (at least for my case).
I got this error after I imported a seam project to a new machine. When creating the Jboss runtime, I wanted to make a change and therefore deleted the first one I created and created a second one of a different name. Then I deleted the 1st runtime in Preferences -> Server -> Runtime Environment
After much searching for the source of the "The type org.hibernate.validator.InvalidValue cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files" on the FacesMessage.instance().addMessage() statement.
I right-clicked on the project and selected properties.
Then in the Java Build Path menu, Libraries tab, I selected the runtime (which was listed with "unbound" at the end of the name). I clicked on the Edit button. Then just clicked Ok and I could then see all the libraries within the runtime. I clicked OK to close the properties window. I then selected Clean from the Project menu which cleaned and re-built the project. Whala, the error is now gone. Hope this helps others that may run into this issue.
Here's my solution. Put this in your pom.xml