CloudBees Security Advisory 2018-06-24

This advisory announces multiple vulnerabilities in Jenkins, CloudBees Jenkins Platform and CloudBees Jenkins Solutions.

CLI and UI allow non-admin users to enumerate installed plugins - SECURITY-771

Users with Overall/Read permission were able use the list-plugins CLI command and view the About Jenkins page to list all installed plugins.

Use of the list-plugins CLI command and access to the About Jenkins page now require Overall/Administer permission.

Users were able to register user names containing control characters - SECURITY-786

The built-in Jenkins user database optionally allows user registration. This feature did not properly sanitize user names, allowing registration of user names containing control characters.

This could be used to confuse administrators (appearing to be a different user) while preventing deletion of such users through the UI.

User registration in the built-in Jenkins user database now limits user names to those containing alphanumeric, dash, and underscore characters.

Administrators can customize this restriction by setting the hudson.model.HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm.ID_REGEX system property to a regular expression that will be used instead to determine whether a given user name is valid.

Path traversal vulnerability in agent to master security subsystem - SECURITY-788

The agent to master security subsystem ensures that the Jenkins master is protected from maliciously configured agents. Learn more.

A path traversal vulnerability allowed agents to escape whitelisted directories to read and write to files they should not be able to access.

Paths are now normalized before performing the access check to ensure they don't escape allowed directories.

Users with Overall/Read permission were able to send GET requests to any URL - SECURITY-794

The form validation code for a tool installer improperly checked permissions, allowing any user with Overall/Read permission to submit a HTTP GET request to any user specified URL, and learn whether the response was successful (HTTP 200) or not.

Additionally, this functionality did not require POST requests be used, thereby allowing the above to be performed without direct access to Jenkins via Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.

The affected form validation code now properly checks permissions, and requires that POST requests be sent to prevent CSRF attacks.

Gitlab Hook Plugin stores and displays GitLab API token in plain text - SECURITY-263

Gitlab Hook Plugin does not encrypt the Gitlab API token used to access Gitlab. This can be used by users with master file system access to obtain GitHub credentials.

Additionally, the Gitlab API token round-trips in its plaintext form, and is displayed in a regular text field to users with Overall/Administer permission.

This exposes the API token to people viewing a Jenkins administrator's screen, browser extensions, cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, etc.

As of publication of this advisory, there is no fix.

Black Duck Hub Plugin allowed any user with Overall/Read to read and write its configuration - SECURITY-670

Black Duck Hub Plugin did not perform permission checks for its /descriptorByName/com.blackducksoftware.integration.hub.jenkins.PostBuildHubScan/config.xml API endpoint.

This allowed any user with Overall/Read permission to both read and write the plugin configuration XML.

Black Duck Hub Plugin 3.1.0 and newer requires Overall/Administer permission to access this API.

XML Exernal Entitity processing vulnerability in Black Duck Hub Plugin - SECURITY-671

Black Duck Hub Plugin’s /descriptorByName/com.blackducksoftware.integration.hub.jenkins.PostBuildHubScan/config.xml API endpoint was affected by an XML External Entity (XXE) processing vulnerability. This allowed an attacker with Overall/Read access to have Jenkins parse a maliciously crafted file that uses external entities for extraction of secrets from the Jenkins master, server-side request forgery, or denial-of-service attacks.

Black Duck Hub Plugin 4.0.0 and newer no longer processes XML External Entitites in XML documents submitted to this endpoint.

Persisted cross-site scripting vulnerability in Groovy Postbuild Plugin - SECURITY-821

Groovy Postbuild Plugin did not properly escape badge content from user input, resulting in a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability.

Groovy Postbuild Plugin 2.4 now properly escapes badge content from user input.



  • CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise should be upgraded the Managed Masters and Operations Center to

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform (rolling train, CJP Operations Center and CJP Client Master 2.x.y.z) should be upgraded to version

  • CloudBees Jenkins Platform (fixed train, CJP Operations Center and CJP Client Master 2.73.x.0.z) should be upgraded to version

  • CloudBees Jenkins Team should be upgraded to version revision 2

  • DEV@cloud is already protected