Apache ActiveMQ 5.x < 5.13.0 Java Object Deserialization RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87410


The remote host is running a web application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Apache ActiveMQ running on the remote host is 5.x prior to 5.13.0. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the broker due to unsafe deserialize calls of unauthenticated Java objects to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code on the target host.


Upgrade to Apache ActiveMQ version 5.13.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87410

File Name: activemq_5_13_0.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: combined

Agent: unix

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 12/16/2015

Updated: 6/6/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Enable CGI Scanning: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5254


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:activemq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache ActiveMQ

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5254

CERT: 576313