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1486220: CVE-2017-12149 jbossas: Arbitrary code execution via unrestricted deserialization in ReadOnlyAccessFilter of HTTP Invoker.
It was found that the doFilter method in the ReadOnlyAccessFilter of the HTTP Invoker does not restrict classes for which it performs deserialization. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code via crafted serialized data.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12149 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 and 7 do not ship the http invoker so they are not affected.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 9.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EAP 7 jbossas Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 jbossas Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 5 jbossas Affected


Red Hat would like to thank Joao F M Figueiredo for reporting this issue.


Secure the access to the entire http-invoker contexts by adding <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern> to the security-constraints in the web.xml file of the http-invoker.sar.The users who do not wish to use the http-invoker.sar can remove it.

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