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

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 102201

File Name: websphere_cve-2017-1382.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/08/04

Modified: 2018/02/15

Dependencies: 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1382

BID: 99960

OSVDB: 161853