Check Point Advisories

RedHat JBoss Enterprise JMX Console Authentication Bypass (CVE-2010-0738)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-435
Date Published: 29 Jun 2010
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Tuesday 31 October, 2023
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-0738
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Prior to 4.2.0.CP09
Vulnerability Description JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) is a free software and open-source Java EE-based application server. An authentication bypass vulnerability has been reported in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform JMX Console application. The vulnerability is due to the authentication policy within the application that only enforces restrictions for GET and POST methods, other HTTP request verbs bypass authentication. A remote attacker could exploit this issue to gain administrative access to JBoss JMX management console and to upload and execute arbitrary Java code within the security context of the JBoss server process, normally SYSTEM on Windows platforms.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.Note that in order for this defense to protect your JBoss AS, you will need to configure port 8080 (which is also the HTTP proxy port) to work with the HTTP protocol. You need to do the following:1. In the Services tree, click on TCP > HTTP_and_HTTPS_proxy. The TCP Service Properties window opens.2. Click on Advanced. Select the Protocol Type: HTTP.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the RedHat JBoss Enterprise JMX Console Authentication Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Application Servers Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  RedHat JBoss Enterprise JMX Console Authentication Bypass

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