IBM WebSphere Portal Open Redirect Vulnerability (CVE-2018-1736)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128998


The web portal application installed on remote Windows host is affected by an open redirct vulnerability.


The version of IBM WebSphere Portal installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an unspecified open redirect vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted URL, can exploit this flaw to redirect a victim to an arbitrary website.


Apply the appropriate fixes according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128998

File Name: websphere_portal_cve-2018-1736.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-2018-1736

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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: 2018/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1736

BID: 105490