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

High Nessus Plugin ID 53337


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: 2011/04/08

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 23842

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2010/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/26

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