IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x <= / 8.0.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.0.0.x < / Liberty < Request Header Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability (CVE-2019-4046)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124024


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 through, through, 8.5.x prior to, 9.0.0.x prior to, or Liberty prior to It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability due to improper handling of request headers. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to cause the consumption of memory.


Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server or or Liberty or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH06340.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124024

File Name: websphere_cve-2019-4046.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/12/2019

Updated: 11/30/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-4046


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Application Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-4046

BID: 107623