Oracle GlassFish Server 2.1.1.x < NSS ASN.1 Decoder RCE (April 2016 CPU)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90681


The remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the Oracle GlassFish Server running on the remote host is 2.1.1.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a heap buffer overflow condition in the ASN.1 decoder in the Network Security Services (NSS) library. A remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted OCTET STRING data, to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Oracle GlassFish Server version or later as referenced in the April 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90681

File Name: glassfish_cpu_apr_2016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/04/22

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 55930

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:glassfish_server

Required KB Items: www/glassfish

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7182

BID: 77416

OSVDB: 129798