Vulnerability Note VU#237888

Mortbay Jetty Dump Servlet vulnerable to cross-site scripting

Original Release date: 04 Dec 2007 | Last revised: 03 Dec 2007


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.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Mort BayAffected25 Oct 200704 Dec 2007
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A N/A



Thanks to Tomasz Kuczynski for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-5613
  • Date Public: 05 Nov 2007
  • Date First Published: 04 Dec 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 03 Dec 2007
  • Severity Metric: 3.29
  • Document Revision: 7


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