JBossWS Endpoint Uses Unsafe Encryption

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66190


A Java-based web service running on the remote host uses an unsafe encryption method.


The W3C XML Encryption Standard, implemented in JBossWS and used by one or more endpoints on the remote host, contains a design error. The design error allows unauthenticated, remote attackers to decrypt captured SOAP responses via a chosen-ciphertext attack. This issue affects all block ciphers used in cipher-block chaining (CBC) mode.


Upgrade the JBoss server to one of the patched versions listed in the vendor advisory, and enable galois/counter mode (GCM).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66190

File Name: jboss_ws_xmlenc.nbin

Version: 1.51

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2013/04/23

Updated: 2020/02/26

Dependencies: 66189

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-1096

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:jboss:jbossws

Required KB Items: JBossWS

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1096

BID: 55770