Jetty < 5.16.0 JSP Source Code Disclosure

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3301


The remote web server can disclose source code.


The remote host is running Jetty, a Java web server that can be downloaded off the Internet and is currently bundled with some IBM applications. This version of Jetty is vulnerable to a remote 'source code disclosure' flaw. An attacker exploiting this flaw would append a '%5C' to the end of a '.jsp' URI request. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker downloading source code.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3301

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2005/11/22

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:mortbay:jetty

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3747

BID: 15515