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Oracle GlassFish Server Administration Console Authentication Bypass (CVE-2011-1511)


Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-414
Date Published:
Source: Oracle Advisory GCASSFISH-14078
Industry Reference(s): CVE-2011-1511
Protection Provided by: Security Gateway
  • R75
Who is Vulnerable?
Oracle Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server Prior to 3.1
Vulnerability Description
An authentication bypass vulnerability has been reported in the administration console of Oracle GlassFish.
Vulnerability Details
The vulnerability is due to an error while processing HTTP TRACE requests. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted TRACE request to the target. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to access restricted information.

Protection Overview
IPS will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

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

To configure the defense, select your product from the list below and follow the related protection steps.

Security Gateway R75 / R71 / R70

How Can I Protect My Network?

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Oracle GlassFish Server Administration Console Authentication Bypass protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all modules.

How Do I Know if My Network is Under Attack?
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: Oracle Protection Violation
Attack Information: Oracle GlassFish Server Administration Console Authentication Bypass