Oracle GlassFish Server Administration Console GET Request Authentication Bypass

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 55931


The remote web server has an authentication bypass vulnerability that may permit code execution.


The version of GlassFish Server running on the remote host has an authentication bypass vulnerability. The server fails to enforce authentication on HTTP requests that contain lower case method names (e.g. 'get').

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to upload and execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to GlassFish Server 3.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55931

File Name: glassfish_get_auth_bypass.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2011/08/17

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 55929

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:glassfish_server

Required KB Items: www/glassfish, www/glassfish/console

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/19

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Sun/Oracle GlassFish Server Authenticated Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0807

BID: 47438

EDB-ID: 17615