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The remote web server has an authentication bypass vulnerability.
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 :
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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Web Servers
Nessus Plugin ID: 53337 ()
Bugtraq ID: 39710
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0738
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