NetIQ Sentinel Java Object Deserialization RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 90602
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The remote NetIQ Sentinel server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability


The remote Novell NetIQ Sentinel server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to unsafe deserialize calls of unauthenticated Java objects to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a specially crafted serialized Java object via the RMI interface, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.


Upgrade to NetIQ Sentinel version 7.4.1 or later. Alternatively, contact the vendor for a workaround.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90602

File Name: netiq_sentinel_rmi_deserialization.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 4/20/2016

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: netiq_sentinel_detect.nbin, rmiregistry_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:netiq:sentinel

Required KB Items: installed_sw/NetIQ Sentinel

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Reference Information

CERT: 576313