IBM WebSphere Portal Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1672)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128997


The web portal application installed on remote Windows host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The version of IBM WebSphere Portal installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to improper validaiton of user context during impersionation senarios. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, to perform actions in the user or administrator interface with the privileges of another user.


Apply the appropriate fixes according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128997

File Name: websphere_portal_cve-2018-1672.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/09/18

Updated: 2019/10/17

Dependencies: 72644

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1672

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_portal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Portal

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1672

BID: 106555