Executive Summary

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Title Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet vulnerable to cross-site scripting
Name VU#237888 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:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#237888

Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet vulnerable to cross-site scripting


The Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.

I. Description

Mortbay Jetty is a web server that is written in Java. The Dump Servlet that is included with Jetty is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. Note that according to the vendor, the Dump Servlet is for testing purposes and is not intended to be included in a live web site.

II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a cross-site scripting attack against a Jetty web server. More information about cross-site scripting can be found in CERT Advisory CA-2000-02.

III. Solution

Apply an update

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

Remove the Dump Servlet

This issue can be mitigated by removing the Dump Servlet from the web server.

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 Public11/05/2007
Date First Published12/04/2007 12:40:07 PM
Date Last Updated12/03/2007
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2007-5613
Document Revision7

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/237888

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-79 Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 11

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
42497 Jetty Dump Servlet (webapps/test/jsp/dump.jsp) Unspecified XSS

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
2007-12-05 Name : The remote web server contains a JSP application that is affected by a cross-...
File : jetty_dump_cookie_xss.nasl - Type : ACT_ATTACK

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