Various cross-site request forgery (XSRF or CSRF) vulnerabilities were identified in the Apache Geronimo web administration console.
Application: Apache Geronimo Application Server
Versions Affected: 2.1 - 2.1.3
Vendor URL: http://geronimo.apache.org/
Bug: Multiple XSRF Vulnerabilities
Vendor response: 10.12.2008
Date of Public Advisory: 16.04.2009
Author: Digital Security Research Group [DSecRG] (research [at] dsecrg [dot] com)
This affects all full JavaEE Geronimo releases or other distributions which include the administration web console up to and including Geronimo 2.1.3.
Exploiting this issue may allow a remote attacker to perform certain administrative actions, e.g. change web administration password, upload applications, etc using predictable URL requests once a user has authenticated and obtained a valid session with the server.
Example [Shutdown Server]:
<form action='http://[server]/console/portal//Server/Shutdown/__ac0x3console-base0x2ServerManager!-1172254814|0' id=1>
<input type=hidden value='Shutdown' name="shutdown">
These security vulnerabilities were fixed in Geronimo 2.1.4 release.
New version of Geronimo 2.1.4 can be downloaded from this location:
An alternative workaround (if you choose to not upgrade to Apache Geronimo 2.1.4) would be to stop or undeploy the administration web console application in the server.
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