Executive Summary

Title Mortbay Jetty vulnerable to HTTP response splitting
Name VU#212984 First vendor Publication 2007-12-04
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2007-12-04
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#212984

Mortbay Jetty vulnerable to HTTP response splitting


Mortbay Jetty is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to inject various HTTP headers

I. Description

Mortbay Jetty is a web server that is written in Java. Jetty fails to properly handle HTTP headers with CRLF sequences, which can allow an attacker to inject certain HTTP headers into server responses.

II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a cross-site scripting attack, set cookies, or poison a proxy cache.

III. Solution

Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Mortbay Jetty 6.1.6. Details are available in the release notes.

Systems Affected

VendorStatusDate Updated
Mort BayVulnerable4-Dec-2007




Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

Date Public11/03/2007
Date First Published12/04/2007 01:21:11 PM
Date Last Updated12/03/2007
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2007-5615
Document Revision3

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/212984

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-94 Failure to Control Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 12

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-10-13 Name : SLES10: Security update for Websphere Community Edition
File : nvt/sles10_websphere-as_ce0.nasl
2009-02-18 Name : SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:004
File : nvt/suse_sr_2009_004.nasl
2009-02-17 Name : Fedora Update for jetty FEDORA-2008-6141
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_6141_jetty_fc9.nasl
2009-02-17 Name : Fedora Update for jetty FEDORA-2008-6164
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2008_6164_jetty_fc8.nasl
2008-09-04 Name : FreeBSD Ports: jetty
File : nvt/freebsd_jetty.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
42495 Jetty Unspecified CRLF Injection

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-09-24 Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_websphere-as_ce-5850.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-07-08 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-6141.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2008-07-08 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2008-6164.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-12-11 Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
File : freebsd_pkg_6ae7cef2a6ae11dc95e6000c29c5647f.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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