Apache ActiveMQ 5.x < 5.14.0 ActiveMQ Fileserver web application remote code execution (Xbash)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 117601


The remote host is running a web application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apache ActiveMQ running on the remote host is 5.x prior to 5.14.0. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. The Fileserver web application allows remote attackers to upload and execute arbitrary files.


Upgrade to Apache ActiveMQ version 5.14.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 117601

File Name: activemq_5_14_0.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 9/19/2018

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode, Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3088


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:activemq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/ActiveMQ, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/8/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/1/2016

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 8/10/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (ActiveMQ web shell upload)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3088

BID: 90827