Vulnerability Details

'/_/WEB-INF/' Information Disclosure Vulnerability (HTTP)

Published: 2021-10-06 10:19:53
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:



severity_date=2020-08-24 17:37:00 +0000 (Mon, 24 Aug 2020)

Various application or web servers / products are prone to an information disclosure vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Sends a crafted HTTP GET request and checks the response.

Affected Versions:
The following products are known to be affected: - Atlassian Jira Server Other products might be affected as well.

Technical Details:
The servlet specification prohibits servlet containers from serving resources in the '/WEB-INF' and '/META-INF' directories of a web application archive directly to clients. This means that URLs like: will return an error message, rather than the contents of the deployment descriptor. However, some application or web servers / products are prone to a vulnerability that exposes this information if the client requests a URL like this instead: (note the '_/' before 'WEB-INF').

Based on the information provided in this file an attacker might be able to gather additional info and/or sensitive data about the application / the application / web server.

The following vendor fixes are known: - Update Atlassian Jira Server to the latest available version. For other products please contact the vendor for more information on possible fixes.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Web Servers

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