JBoss Enterprise Application Platform '/jmx-console' Authentication Bypass

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Synopsis :

The remote web server has an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Description :

The version of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) running on
the remote host allows unauthenticated access to documents under the
/jmx-console directory. This is due to a misconfiguration in web.xml
which only requires authentication for GET and POST requests.
Specifying a different verb such as HEAD, DELETE, or PUT causes the
default GET handler to be used without authentication.

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this by deploying a
malicious .war file, resulting in arbitrary code execution.

This version of JBoss EAP likely has other vulnerabilities (refer to
Nessus plugins 33869 and 46181).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7864017e
http://www.mindedsecurity.com/MSA030409.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=574105
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0738.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?debbe0e8

Solution :

Upgrade to JBoss EAP version 4.2.0.CP09 / 4.3.0.CP08 or later.

If a non-vulnerable version of the software is being used, remove
all <http-method> elements from the <security-constraint> section
of the appropriate web.xml.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Web Servers

Nessus Plugin ID: 53337 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39710

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0738