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Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet vulnerable to cross-site scripting

Vulnerability Note VU#237888

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


The Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet contains a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


Mortbay Jetty is a web server that is written in Java. The Dump Servlet that is included with Jetty is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. Note that according to the vendor, the Dump Servlet is for testing purposes and is not intended to be included in a live web site.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a cross-site scripting attack against a Jetty web server. More information about cross-site scripting can be found in CERT Advisory CA-2000-02.


Apply an update

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

Remove the Dump Servlet

This issue can be mitigated by removing the Dump Servlet from the web server.

Vendor Information


Mort Bay Affected

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



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

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.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5613
Severity Metric: 3.29
Date Public: 2007-11-05
Date First Published: 2007-12-04
Date Last Updated: 2007-12-04 04:04 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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