GLSA-201607-09 : Commons-BeanUtils: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 92479


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-09 (Commons-BeanUtils: Arbitrary code execution)

Apache Commons BeanUtils does not suppress the class property, which allows for the manipulation of the ClassLoader.
Impact :

Remote attackers could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Commons BeanUtils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-java/commons-beanutils-1.9.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92479

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2016/07/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:commons-beanutils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/20

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0114

GLSA: 201607-09