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)

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 124024

File Name: websphere_cve-2019-4046.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/04/12

Updated: 2019/04/12

Dependencies: 57034

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-4046

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2019/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-4046

BID: 107623

IAVA: 2019-A-0110