IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 < / 8.0 < / 8.5 < / 9.0 < Insecure File Permissions (PI79343)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102201


The remote web application server is affected by an insecure file permissions flaw.


The version of IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is 7.0 prior to, 8.0 prior to, 8.5 prior to, or 9.0 prior to It is, therefore, affected by an insecure permissions flaw after custom startup scripts are run. The custom startup script does not pull the umask settings in server.xml, which may result in insecure file permissions and allows a local attacker to gain access to certain log files.


Apply IBM WebSphere Application Server version 7.0 Fix Pack 45 ( (targeted availability 2Q 2018) / 8.0 Fix Pack 14 ( (targeted availability 16 October 2017) / 8.5 Fix Pack 12 ( / 9.0 Fix Pack 5 ( (targeted availability 29 September 2017) or later. Alternatively, apply the appropriate Interim Fix PI79343 as recommended in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102201

File Name: websphere_cve-2017-1382.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 8/4/2017

Updated: 11/12/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1382


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, www/WebSphere

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1382

BID: 99960