In Apache Karaf version prior to 3.0.9, 4.0.9, 4.1.1, when the webconsole feature is installed in Karaf, it is available at .../system/console and requires authentication to access it. One part of the console is a Gogo shell/console that gives access to the command line console of Karaf via a Web browser, and when navigated to it is available at .../system/console/gogo. Trying to go directly to that URL does require authentication. And optional bundle that some applications use is the Pax Web Extender Whiteboard, it is part of the pax-war feature and perhaps others. When it is installed, the Gogo console becomes available at another URL .../gogo/, and that URL is not secured giving access to the Karaf console to unauthenticated users. A mitigation for the issue is to manually stop/uninstall Gogo plugin bundle that is installed with the webconsole feature, although of course this removes the console from the .../system/console application, not only from the unauthenticated endpoint. One could also stop/uninstall the Pax Web Extender Whiteboard, but other components/applications may require it and so their functionality would be reduced/compromised.
Published 2018-09-18 14:29:01
Updated 2018-12-06 14:35:05
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-11787

0.13%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 47 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-11787

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-11787

  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-11787

Products affected by CVE-2018-11787

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