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JMX-RMI vulnerability

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Example of an article indicating this vulnerability with Java based applications:


  • VMware Virtual Appliances
  • All WHD versions


VMware vCenter was found to bind an unauthenticated JMX/RMI service to the network stack allowing an attacker to achieve remote code execution, providing SYSTEM level access to its hosts.

WHD is safe, JMX vulnerability does not apply to WHD.


Nevertheless if you prefer to completely want to disable even local access to JMX agent, please add the following to the "JAVA_OPTS" section of  usr\local\webhelpdesk\conf\whd.conf file
For example,  JAVA_OPTS=-XX:+DisableAttachMechanism
Save and restart WHD for changes to take effect.


Last modified
09:39, 28 Mar 2017