JBoss Enterprise Application Platform '/web-console' Authentication Bypass

medium Nessus Plugin ID 46181
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Synopsis

The remote web server is configured insecurely, leaving it vulnerable to security bypass attacks.

Description

The version of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) running on the remote host allows unauthenticated access to certain documents under the '/web-console' directory. This is due to a misconfiguration in 'web.xml' that only requires authentication for GET and POST requests. Specifying a different command such as HEAD, DELETE or PUT causes the default GET handler to be used without authentication.

A remote attacker can exploit this to obtain sensitive information without providing authentication.

This version of JBoss EAP likely has other vulnerabilities, though Nessus has not checked for those issues.

Solution

Upgrade to JBoss EAP version 4.2.0.CP09 / 4.3.0.CP08 or later.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a1451410

http://www.mindedsecurity.com/MSA030409.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=585899

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-1428.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46181

File Name: jboss_eap_jmx_console_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/29/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: jboss_jmx_console_accessible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/26/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1428

BID: 39710

Secunia: 39563