Openfire Console Identity Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (CVS 2023-32315) Notification

Openfire Console Identity Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (CVS 2023-32315) Notification

junho 16, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT detected an identity authentication bypass vulnerability in the Openfire console (CVE-2023-32315). The Admin Console of Openfire is a web-based application that has been found to be vulnerable to path traversal attacks by setting up the environment. Unauthenticated attackers use the unauthenticated Openfire setting environment in a configured Openfire environment to access the administrator user interface, gain server privileges, and ultimately execute arbitrary code on the target system. At present, the details of the vulnerability and PoC have been made public. Please take measures for protection as soon as possible.

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Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • 3.10.0 <= Openfire <= 3.10.3
  • 4.0.0 <= Openfire <= 4.0.4
  • 4.1.0 <= Openfire <= 4.1.6
  • 4.2.0 <= Openfire <= 4.2.4
  • 4.3.0 <= Openfire <= 4.3.2
  • 4.4.0 <= Openfire <= 4.4.4
  • 4.5.0 <= Openfire <= 4.5.6
  • 4.6.0 <= Openfire <= 4.6.7
  • 4.7.0 <= Openfire <= 4.7.4

Unaffected version

  • Openfire = 4.6.8
  • Openfire = 4.7.5
  • Openfire = 4.8.0


Official upgrade

Currently, the official security version has been released to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade their protection in a timely manner:

Openfire versionLink
Openfire 4.6.8
Openfire 4.7.5

Mitigation measures

If it is not convenient to upgrade, network access to the Openfire administrator console can be restricted, only open to trusted addresses, and not exposed to the internet.

Use the AuthFilterSanitizer plugin, which periodically removes easily abused entries in Openfire authentication filters, thereby closing potential avenues of attack.

Note: Using the authentication filter cleaner plugin may interfere with the functionality of items in Openfire authentication filters that are susceptible to abuse.


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