Improper Authentication in Jenkins and LTS

Published: 2020-01-30
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-2099
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Application servers

Jenkins LTS
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor Jenkins

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU24758

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2099

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists due to the affected software improperly reuses encryption key parameters in the Inbound TCP Agent Protocol/3. A remote attacker with knowledge of agent names can obtain the connection secrets for those agents, which can be used to connect to Jenkins, impersonating those agents.


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Vulnerable software versions

Jenkins: 2.0 - 2.213

Jenkins LTS: 2.7.1 - 2.204.1

CPE2.3 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.