Remote code execution in Sonatype Nexus Repository Manager

Published: 2019-03-21 | Updated: 2019-07-26
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-7238
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software Nexus Repository Manager Subscribe
Vendor Sonatype Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 9.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-7238

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control


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

The vulnerability exists due to improper access restrictions. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted HTTP request to the affected application and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Nexus Repository Manager: 3.0.0-03, 3.0.1-01, 3.0.2-02, 3.1.0-04, 3.2.0-01, 3.2.1-01, 3.3.0-01, 3.3.1-01, 3.3.2-02, 3.4.0-02, 3.5.0-02, 3.5.2-01, 3.6.0-02, 3.6.1-02, 3.6.2-01, 3.7.0-04, 3.7.1-02, 3.8.0-02, 3.9.0-01, 3.10.0-04, 3.11.0-01, 3.12.0-01, 3.12.1-01, 3.13.0-01, 3.14.0-04

CPE External links

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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.