JBoss Worm

Published: 2011-10-21
Last Updated: 2011-10-21 02:06:15 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 2)
2 comment(s)

A worm is making the round infecting JBoss application servers. JBoss is an open source Java based application server and it is currently maintained by RedHat. 

The worm exploits and older configuration problem in JBoss, which only authenticated GET and POST requests. It was possible to use other methods to execute arbitrary code without authentication. The problem has been fixed last year, but there are apparently still a number of vulnerable installs out there.

If you do run JBoss, please make sure to read the instructions posted by RedHat here:


Analysis of the worm:



Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

Keywords: jboss
2 comment(s)


From what I can see, the two hosts listed in the perl code do not actually resolve to an address so cannot be connected to at his point.
Maybe they will become active in time.
LCV> I'm pretty sure that due to the disclosure of the source code you'll find new variations of worm and new (script kiddie) domains.

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