JBoss Enterprise Application Platform doFilter() Method Insecure Deserialization RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 109321


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The JBoss Application Server installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. A flaw in the doFilter method of the ReadOnlyAccessFilter class, of the HTTP Invoker service doesn't restrict classes for which it performs deserialization.
This allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code via crafted serialized data.

To conduct more accurate test and get precise evidence of RCE exploitation please set 'Perform thorough tests (may disrupt your network or impact scan speed)' setting in the Scan Configuration.


Follow mitigation guidelines provided in the Red Hat Advisory for CVE-2017-12149.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109321

File Name: jboss_eap_dofilter_rce.nbin

Version: 1.43

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/24/2018

Updated: 8/15/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform

Required KB Items: www/jboss

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2017

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/10/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12149

BID: 100591

CWE: 502