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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-4978

The getObject method of the javax.jms.ObjectMessage class in the (1) JMS Core client, (2) Artemis broker, and (3) Artemis REST component in Apache ActiveMQ Artemis before 1.4.0 might allow remote authenticated users with permission to send messages to the Artemis broker to deserialize arbitrary objects and execute arbitrary code by leveraging gadget classes being present on the Artemis classpath.
Publish Date : 2016-09-27 Last Update Date : 2019-05-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 502

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-4978

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Activemq Artemis 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Activemq Artemis 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Activemq Artemis 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Activemq Artemis 1.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Activemq Artemis 4

- References For CVE-2016-4978
MLIST [activemq-users] 20160923 [CVE-2016-4978] Apache ActiveMQ Artemis: Deserialization of untrusted input vunerability
BID 93142 Apache ActiveMQ Artemis CVE-2016-4978 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2017-08-02
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1834
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1835
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1836
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1837
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3454
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3455
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3456
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3458
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1447[email protected]
MLIST [activemq-issues] 20190529 [jira] [Closed] (ARTEMIS-2362) activemq-artemis-native-1.0.0.jar is vulnerable to CVE-2016-4978[email protected]
MLIST [activemq-issues] 20190529 [jira] [Created] (ARTEMIS-2362) activemq-artemis-native-1.0.0.jar is vulnerable to CVE-2016-4978
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1451
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1450
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1448
REDHAT RHSA-2018:1449

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-4978

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