Sun Java Web Console BeginLogin.jsp redirect_url Parameter URI Redirection

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17725
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


The remote web server has a URI redirection vulnerability.


The version of Sun Java Web Console running on the remote host may have a URI redirection vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into requesting a specially crafted URL, which would redirect the user to an arbitrary website. This could result in further attacks (e.g. phishing).


Apply the relevant patch referenced in Sun Alert 243786.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17725

File Name: sun_java_web_console_uri_redirect.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/18/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: http_version.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sun:java_web_console

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5550

BID: 32771