PT-2013-65: Sensitive Information Disclosure in Jetty

(PT-2013-65) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Sensitive Information Disclosure in Jetty

Vulnerable software

Version: 9.0.5 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Sensitive Information Disclosure
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.0
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Jetty is a pure Java-based HTTP server and Java Servlet container.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Sensitive Information Disclosure vulnerability in Jetty on Windows.

The system does not consider that NTFS allows users to address files with extended syntax, while matching the requested resource URL with locations defined in web server configuration. This vulnerability allows attackers to obtain JSP script source code and to bypass access restrictions set for certain resources.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

20.09.2013 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
30.09.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details 
27.11.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Sergey Bobrov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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