IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x <= / 8.0.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.0.0.x < Admin Console Directory Traversal Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1770)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119679


The remote web application server is affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version through, through, 8.5.x prior to, or 9.0.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a directory traversal vulnerability in the admin console.
An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path.


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 PH01617.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119679

File Name: websphere_cve-2018-1770.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2018/12/14

Updated: 2019/08/22

Dependencies: 57034

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1770

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1770

BID: 105830