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Jenkins Security Advisory 2014-10-01

This advisory announces:

  • multiple security vulnerabilities that were found in Jenkins core.

  • two security vulnerabilities found in the monitoring plugin


SECURITY-87/CVE-2014-3661 (anonymous DoS attack through CLI handshake)

This vulnerability allows unauthenticated users with access to Jenkins' HTTP/HTTPS port to mount a DoS attack on Jenkins through thread exhaustion.

SECURITY-110/CVE-2014-3662 (User name discovery)

Anonymous users can test if the user of a specific name exists or not through login attempts.

SECURITY-127&128/CVE-2014-3663 (privilege escalation in job configuration permission)

An user with a permission limited to Job/CONFIGURE can exploit this vulnerability to effectively create a new job, which should have been only possible for users with Job/CREATE permission, or to destroy jobs that he/she does not have access otherwise.

SECURITY-131/CVE-2014-3664 (directory traversal attack)

Users with Overall/READ permission can access arbitrary files in the file system readable by the Jenkins process, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information, such as encryption keys.

SECURITY-138/CVE-2014-3680 (Password exposure in DOM)

If a parameterized job has a default value in a password field, that default value gets exposed to users with Job/READ permission.

SECURITY-143/CVE-2014-3681 (XSS vulnerability in Jenkins core)

Reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in Jenkins core. An attacker can navigate the user to a carefully crafted URL and have the user execute unintended actions.

SECURITY-150/CVE-2014-3666 (remote code execution from CLI)

Unauthenticated user can execute arbitrary code on Jenkins master by sending carefully crafted packets over the CLI channel.

SECURITY-155/CVE-2014-3667 (exposure of plugin code)

Programs that constitute plugins can be downloaded by anyone with the Overall/READ permission, resulting in the exposure of otherwise sensitive information, such as hard-coded keys in plugins, if any.

SECURITY-159/CVE-2013-2186 (arbitrary file system write)

Security vulnerability in commons fileupload allows unauthenticated attacker to upload arbitrary files to Jenkins master.

SECURITY-149/CVE-2014-1869 (XSS vulnerabilities in ZeroClipboard)

reflective XSS vulnerability in one of the library dependencies of Jenkins.

SECURITY-113/CVE-2014-3678 (XSS vulnerabilities in monitoring plugin)

Monitoring plugin allows an attacker to cause a victim into executing unwanted actions on Jenkins instance.

SECURITY-113/CVE-2014-3679 (hole in access control)

Certain pages in monitoring plugin are visible to anonymous users, allowing them to gain information that they are not supposed to.


SECURITY-87 is rated medium, as it results in the loss of functionality.

SECURITY-110 is rated medium, as it results in a limited amount of information exposure.

SECURITY-127 and SECURITY-128 are rated high. The former can be used to further escalate privileges, and the latter results in loss of data.

SECURITY-131 and SECURITY-138 is rated critical. This vulnerabilities results in exposure of sensitie information and is easily exploitable.

SECURITY-143 is rated high. It is a passive attack, but it can result in a compromise of Jenkins master or loss of data.

SECURITY-150 is rated critical. This attack can be mounted by any unauthenticated anonymous user with HTTP reachability to Jenkins instance, and results in remote code execution on Jenkins.

SECURITY-155 is rated medium. This only affects users who have installed proprietary plugins on publicly accessible instances, which is relatively uncommon.

SECURITY-159 is rated critical. This attack can be mounted by any unauthenticated anonymous user with HTTP reachability to Jenkins instance.

SECURITY-113 is rated high. It is a passive attack, but it can result in a compromise of Jenkins master or loss of data.

Affected Versions

  • All the Jenkins releases ⇐ 1.582

  • All the LTS releases ⇐ 1.565.2

  • Monitoring plugin ⇐ 1.52.1


The Jenkins project would like to thank the following people for finding the vulnerabilities:

  • Daniel Beck for finding SECURITY-87, SECURITY-110, SECURITY-127, SECURITY-128

  • Jesse Glick for finding SECUIRTY-131, SECURITY-155

  • Matthias Schmalz for finding SECURITY-138

  • Seth Graham for finding SECURITY-143

  • Stephen Connolly for finding SECURITY-150

  • Manfred Moser for finding SECURITY-159

  • Wilder Rodrigues for finding SECURITY-113

  • Kurt Seifried for finding SECURITY-149


  • Main line users should upgrade to Jenkins 1.583

  • LTS users should upgrade to 1.565.3

  • User of monitoring plugin should upgrade to 1.53

These versions include fixes to all the vulnerabilities described above. All the prior versions are affected by these vulnerabilities.