Ghidra CVE-2019-16941 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability



Date Discovered

September 27, 2019


Ghidra is prone to an arbitrary code-execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code within the context of the affected application. Ghidra versions through 9.0.4 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • NSA Ghidra 9.0
  • NSA Ghidra 9.0.1
  • NSA Ghidra 9.0.2
  • NSA Ghidra 9.0.3
  • NSA Ghidra 9.0.4


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review logs regularly.

Currently, we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches. If you feel we are in error or are aware of more recent information, please mail us at:




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