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Mortbay Jetty vulnerable to HTTP response splitting

Vulnerability Note VU#212984

Original Release Date: 2007-12-04 | Last Revised: 2007-12-04


Mortbay Jetty is vulnerable to HTTP response splitting, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to inject various HTTP headers


Mortbay Jetty is a web server that is written in Java. Jetty fails to properly handle HTTP headers with CRLF sequences, which can allow an attacker to inject certain HTTP headers into server responses.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a cross-site scripting attack, set cookies, or poison a proxy cache.


Apply an update

This issue is addressed in Mortbay Jetty 6.1.6. Details are available in the release notes.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Mort Bay

Notified:  October 26, 2007 Updated:  December 04, 2007



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


This issue is addressed in Mortbay Jetty 6.1.6.

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Thanks to  Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5615
Severity Metric: 4.41
Date Public: 2007-11-03
Date First Published: 2007-12-04
Date Last Updated: 2007-12-04 04:21 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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