JBoss Remoting RemoteMessageChannel DoS (intrusive check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 121515


A JBoss Remoting service running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability.


A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in JBoss Remoting due to the way RemoteMessageChannel, introduced in version 3.3.10.Final-redhat-1, reads from an empty buffer. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted message, to cause the JBoss Remoting service running in an infinite loop resulting in high CPU usage.


Upgrade to JBoss Remoting version 3.3.12.Final-redhat-2 or later / JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4.19 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 121515

File Name: jboss_remoting_cve-2018-1041.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Published: 1/31/2019

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1041


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:jboss:jboss-remoting, cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1041