IBM WebSphere Application Server 9.0.0.x < XML External Entity Injection (XXE) Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1905)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119680


The remote web application server is affected by an XML external entity injection vulnerability.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 9.0.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability due to an incorrectly configured XML parser accepting XML external entities from an untrusted source. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted XML data, to disclose sensitive information.


Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server or later.
Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH04192.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119680

File Name: websphere_cve-2018-1905.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-2018-1905

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1905

BID: 106030