IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.0.0.x < Installation Verification Tool Cross-site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1643)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119678


The remote web application server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version through, 8.5.x prior to, or 9.0.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.


Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server or or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI98558.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119678

File Name: websphere_cve-2018-1643.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2018/12/14

Updated: 2019/04/11

Dependencies: 57034

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1643

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1643

BID: 106032