Remote code execution in Apache Solr

Published: 2019-11-21
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-12409
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Apache Solr
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-12409

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to insecure default configuration in of Apache Solr. The "ENABLE_REMOTE_JMX_OPTS" is set to "true" by default, which allows remote JMX client applications. A remote non-authenticated attacker can bypass authentication process and gain execute arbitrary code on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Solr: 8.1.1, 8.2.0

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, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.