Sonatype Nexus < 2.7.1 'XStream' Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8084


The remote server contains a vulnerability that can be exploited for remote code execution.


Versions of Sonatype Nexus earlier than 2.7.1 are prone to remote code execution vulnerability due to the application deserialising user-controlled XML data using the XStream library. Specifically, this issue affects 'XStream' object of the application.


The vendor has provided updates; upgrade to 2.7.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 8084

File Name: 8084.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2014/01/22

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sonatype:nexus

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0792

BID: 65043

OSVDB: 102201