DescriptionUnauthenticated RCE is possible when JMeter is used in distributed mode (-r or -R command line options). Attacker can establish a RMI connection to a jmeter-server using RemoteJMeterEngine and proceed with an attack using untrusted data deserialization. This only affect tests running in Distributed mode. Note that versions before 4.0 are not able to encrypt traffic between the nodes, nor authenticate the participating nodes so upgrade to JMeter 5.1 is also advised.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs1014709

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
jakarta-jmeter (PTS)buster, bullseye2.13-4vulnerable
bookworm, sid2.13-5vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[bullseye] - jakarta-jmeter <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[buster] - jakarta-jmeter <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - jakarta-jmeter <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - jakarta-jmeter <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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