Openfire is a Jabber server supported by Ignite Realtime. It’s a cross-platform Java application, which positions itself as a platform for medium-sized enterprises to control internal communications and make instant messaging easier.
I regularly see Openfire on penetration testing engagements, and most of the time all interfaces of this system are exposed to an external attacker, including the administrative interface on 9090/http and 9091/https ports:
Since the Openfire system is available on GitHub, I decided to examine the code of this web interface. This is a short writeup about two vulnerabilities I was able to find.Continue reading