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

high Nessus Plugin ID 53337
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The remote web server has an authentication bypass vulnerability.


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

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this by deploying a malicious .war file, resulting in arbitrary code execution.

This version of JBoss EAP likely has other vulnerabilities (refer to Nessus plugins 33869 and 46181).


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

If a non-vulnerable version of the software is being used, remove all <http-method> elements from the <security-constraint> section of the appropriate web.xml.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53337

File Name: jboss_eap_jmx_console_auth_bypass2.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/8/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: jboss_jmx_console_accessible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/26/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/26/2010

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (JBoss JMX Console Deployer Upload and Execute)

ExploitHub (EH-12-132)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0738

BID: 39710

EDB-ID: 16316, 16318, 16319, 17924

Secunia: 39563