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This page lists all security vulnerabilities fixed in maintenance releases or interim builds of Apache TomEE 1.x. Each vulnerability is given a security impact rating by either the Apache TomEE team or by the dependent project supplying the fix - please note that this rating is not uniform and will vary from project to project. We also list the versions of Apache TomEE the flaw is known to affect, and where a flaw has not been verified list the version with a question mark.

Vulnerabilities that are not TomEE vulnerabilities but have either been incorrectly reported against TomEE or where TomEE provides a workaround are listed bellow in the section "Not a vulnerability".

Please note that binary patches are never provided. If you need to apply a source code patch, use the building instructions for the Apache TomEE version that you are using. For TomEE 1.x those are Building TomEE from source.

If you need help on building or configuring TomEE or other help on following the instructions to mitigate the known vulnerabilities listed here, please send your questions to the public Users mailing list

If you have encountered an unlisted security vulnerability or other unexpected behaviour that has security impact, or if the descriptions here are incomplete, please report them privately to the Apache Security Team. Thank you.

Fixed in Apache TomEE 7.0.1

Fixed in Apache TomEE 7.0.0-M3 and 1.7.4

TomEE was subject until versions 1.7.3 and 7.0.0-M1 included to the 0-day vulnerability. Note that even if fixed in 7.0.0-M2 we recommand you to upgrade to the 7.0.0-M3 which includes a better fix for that (better defaults).

This issue only affects you if you rely on EJBd protocol (proprietary remote EJB protocol). This one one is not activated by default on the 7.x series but it was on the 1.x ones.

The related CVE numbers are:

  • CVE-2016-0779: The EJBd protocol provided by TomEE can exploit the 0-day vulnerability.

  • CVE-2015-8581: The EjbObjectInputStream class in Apache TomEE allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a serialized Java stream.

This has been fixed in commit 58cdbbef9c77ab2b44870f9d606593b49cde76d9.

Check properties configuration and Ejbd transport for more details (tomee.serialization.class.* and


We would like to thank cpnrodzc7 who discovered it working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative

Fixed in Third-party

  • CVE-2014-0109: HTML content posted to SOAP endpoint could cause OOM errors

  • CVE-2014-0110: Large invalid content could cause temporary space to fill

  • CVE-2014-0034: The SecurityTokenService accepts certain invalid SAML Tokens as valid

  • CVE-2014-0035: UsernameTokens are sent in plaintext with a Symmetric EncryptBeforeSigning policy

  • Fixed in Tomcat 7.0.52 Important: Denial of Service CVE-2014-0050

Covered by Apache TomEE 1.6.0

  • CVE-2013-2160 - Denial of Service Attacks on Apache CXF

  • Note on CVE-2012-5575 - XML Encryption backwards compatibility attack on Apache CXF.

  • CVE-2013-0239 - Authentication bypass in the case of WS-SecurityPolicy enabled plaintext UsernameTokens.

Not a vulnerability