IBM WebSphere MQ 9.0.1 < 9.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 101838
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A message queuing service installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the IBM WebSphere MQ server installed on the remote Windows host is 9.0.1 or 9.0.2 prior to 9.0.3.
It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to the insecure transmission of credentials in cleartext. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to disclose password information. Note that the software is only affected when PASSWORDPROTECTION=ALWAYS is set in mqclient.ini. (CVE-2017-1337)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in WebSphere Application server traces when establishing CLIENT transport mode connections. A local attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information including passwords. (CVE-2017-1284)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper handling of invalid messages. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause an SDR or CLUSSDR channel to stop processing messages.


Upgrade to WebSphere MQ version 9.0.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101838

File Name: websphere_mq_swg22003851.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/20/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Dependencies: websphere_mq_installed.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1337


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_mq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere MQ, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/29/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1284, CVE-2017-1285, CVE-2017-1337

BID: 99493, 99494, 99538