Jenkins < 2.138.4 LTS / 2.150.1 LTS / 2.154 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 119500
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VPR Score: 8.4


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 2.154 or is a version of Jenkins LTS prior to 2.138.4 or 2.150.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- A command execution vulnerability exists in the Stapler web framework used in Jenkins due to certain methods being invoked via crafted URLs. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to invoke methods never intended to be invoked in this way, which could potentially lead to command execution.

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in Jenkins due to a forced migration of user records. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via submitting a crafted username to Jenkins login, which could potentially prevent valid users from being able to log in.

- An arbitrary file read vulnerability exists in Jenkins due to the workspace browser following symlinks outside the workspace. An attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary files outside of the workspace and disclose sensitive information.

- A potential denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in Jenkins due to an error in cron expression form validation. An attacker can exploit this issue, via a crafted cron expression, to cause the application to stop responding.

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 2.154 or later, Jenkins LTS to version 2.138.4, 2.150.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 119500

File Name: jenkins_2_154.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/7/2018

Updated: 5/29/2019

Dependencies: jenkins_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000861

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cloudbees:jenkins

Required KB Items: www/Jenkins

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/5/2018

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Jenkins ACL Bypass and Metaprogramming RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000861, CVE-2018-1000862, CVE-2018-1000863, CVE-2018-1000864