Oracle GlassFish Server 2.1.1.x < Mozilla NSS ASN.1 Structure Handling RCE (October 2016 CPU)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94160


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


According to its self-reported version number, the Oracle GlassFish Server running on the remote host is 2.1.1.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) component due to improper validation of user-supplied input when parsing ASN.1 structures. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted ASN.1 data in an X.509 certificate, to cause a heap-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94160

File Name: glassfish_cve-2016-1950.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/10/20

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 55930

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/10/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1950

BID: 84223

OSVDB: 135603