IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x < / 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < / 9.0.0.x < SOAP Connectors DoS

High Nessus Plugin ID 102586


The remote web application server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 7.0.0.x prior to, 8.0.0.x prior to, 8.5.x prior to, or 9.0.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an input validation flaw in SOAP connectors that allows a remote user to cause serialized objects to run, consuming excessive resources on the target system.


Apply IBM WebSphere Application Server version 7.0 Fix Pack 43 ( / 8.0 Fix Pack 14 ( (targeted availability 16 October 2017) / 8.5 Fix Pack 12 ( / 9.0 Fix Pack 4 ( or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI73519.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102586

File Name: websphere_swg21993797.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/08/18

Modified: 2017/08/18

Dependencies: 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8919

BID: 95650