openSUSE 15 Security Update : jetty-minimal (openSUSE-SU-2021:2005-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 151741
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The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote SUSE Linux SUSE15 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the openSUSE-SU-2021:2005-1 advisory.

- In Eclipse Jetty 9.4.32 to 9.4.38, 10.0.0.beta2 to 10.0.1, and 11.0.0.beta2 to 11.0.1, if a user uses a webapps directory that is a symlink, the contents of the webapps directory is deployed as a static webapp, inadvertently serving the webapps themselves and anything else that might be in that directory.

- In Eclipse Jetty 9.4.37.v20210219 to 9.4.38.v20210224, the default compliance mode allows requests with URIs that contain %2e or %2e%2e segments to access protected resources within the WEB-INF directory. For example a request to /context/%2e/WEB-INF/web.xml can retrieve the web.xml file. This can reveal sensitive information regarding the implementation of a web application. (CVE-2021-28164)

- In Eclipse Jetty 7.2.2 to 9.4.38, 10.0.0.alpha0 to 10.0.1, and 11.0.0.alpha0 to 11.0.1, CPU usage can reach 100% upon receiving a large invalid TLS frame. (CVE-2021-28165)

- For Eclipse Jetty versions <= 9.4.40, <= 10.0.2, <= 11.0.2, it is possible for requests to the ConcatServlet with a doubly encoded path to access protected resources within the WEB-INF directory. For example a request to `/concat?/%2557EB-INF/web.xml` can retrieve the web.xml file. This can reveal sensitive information regarding the implementation of a web application. (CVE-2021-28169)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 151741

File Name: openSUSE-2021-2005.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/16/2021

Updated: 1/20/2022

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28169


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-annotations, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-continuation, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-http, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-io, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-jaas, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-javax-websocket-client-impl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-javax-websocket-server-impl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-jmx, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-jndi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-jsp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-minimal-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-openid, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-plus, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-proxy, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-security, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-servlet, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-util, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-util-ajax, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-webapp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-common, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-websocket-servlet, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:jetty-xml, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/1/2021

Exploitable With

Elliot (Jetty WEB-INF File Disclosure)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-28163, CVE-2021-28164, CVE-2021-28165, CVE-2021-28169