Remote code execution in Red Hat JBoss RichFaces

Published: 2018-11-07
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-14667
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software JBoss Richfaces Subscribe
Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Deserialization of untrusted data

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 8.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-14667

CWE-ID: CWE-502 - Deserialization of Untrusted Data


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to deserialization of untrusted data. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted UserResource RichFaces expression language that contains a tainted java serialized object org.ajax4jsf.resource.UserResource$UriData expression, trigger deserialization after clearing white list protections and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

JBoss Richfaces: 3.1.0, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.1.6, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.0, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.