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: 1.18

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 8/17/2011

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-0807


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:glassfish_server

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 4/20/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2011

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Sun/Oracle GlassFish Server Authenticated Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0807

BID: 47438