Jenkins < 2.138.2 (LTS) / 2.146 Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118147


A job scheduling and management system hosted on the remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Jenkins running on the remote web server is prior to 2.146 or is a version of Jenkins LTS prior to 2.138.2. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:
- A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session (CVE-2018-1000407).

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm class of Jenkins. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by sending crafted, repeated HTTP requests to particular URLs, to cause the application to stop responding (CVE-2018-1000408).

- A directory traversal vulnerability exists in the version of the Stapler Web Framework, which is bundled with Jenkins. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path (CVE-2018-1000997).

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade Jenkins to version 2.146 or later, Jenkins LTS to version 2.138.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118147

File Name: jenkins_2_146.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 10/16/2018

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000408


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cloudbees:jenkins, cpe:/a:jenkins:jenkins

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Jenkins

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000406, CVE-2018-1000407, CVE-2018-1000408, CVE-2018-1000409, CVE-2018-1000410, CVE-2018-1000997, CVE-2018-1999043

BID: 106532