OpenAM RCE (CVE-2021-35464)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 152139
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Open Access Management (OpenAM) is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Open Access Management (OpenAM) detected on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to unsafe object deserialization. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute code on the remote host.


Upgrade to the relevant fixed version referenced in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 152139

File Name: openam_cve-2021-35464.nbin

Version: 1.8

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/29/2021

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: openam_web_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-35464


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: Critical

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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:forgerock:openam

Required KB Items: installed_sw/OpenAM

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/29/2021

Exploitable With

Metasploit (ForgeRock / OpenAM Jato Java Deserialization)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-35464

IAVA: 2021-A-0359