Jenkins Enterprise and Operations Center 2.277.x < / 2.303.x < 2.303.30.0.5 / 2.319.3.3 Multiple DoS (CloudBees Security Advisory 2022-02-09)

high Nessus Plugin ID 158672


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


The version of Jenkins Enterprise or Jenkins Operations Center running on the remote web server is 2.277.x prior to, 2.303.x prior to 2.303.30.0.5, or 2.x prior to 2.319.3.3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- XStream is an open source java library to serialize objects to XML and back again. Versions prior to 1.4.19 may allow a remote attacker to allocate 100% CPU time on the target system depending on CPU type or parallel execution of such a payload resulting in a denial of service only by manipulating the processed input stream. XStream 1.4.19 monitors and accumulates the time it takes to add elements to collections and throws an exception if a set threshold is exceeded. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.
Users unable to upgrade may set the NO_REFERENCE mode to prevent recursion. See GHSA-rmr5-cpv2-vgjf for further details on a workaround if an upgrade is not possible. (CVE-2021-43859)

- Jenkins 2.333 and earlier, LTS 2.319.2 and earlier defines custom XStream converters that have not been updated to apply the protections for the vulnerability CVE-2021-43859 and allow unconstrained resource usage. (CVE-2022-0538)

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


Upgrade Jenkins Enterprise or Jenkins Operations Center to version, 2.303.30.0.5, 2.319.3.3, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 158672

File Name: cloudbees-security-advisory-2022-02-09.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 3/7/2022

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-0538


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cloudbees:jenkins

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Jenkins

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/1/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-43859, CVE-2022-0538