IBM MQ 8.0.0.x < / 8.1.0.x < / 9.1.0.x < LTS / 9.1.x < 9.1.5 CD Denial of Service (DoS) Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139326


A message queuing service installed on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the IBM MQ server installed on the remote host is 8.0.0.x prior to, 8.1.0.x prior to with APAR IT28019, 9.1.0.x prior to, or 9.1.x prior to 9.1.5 and is therefore affected by a denial of service vulnerability. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue and cause a queue processing error crashing the affected host.


Upgrade to IBM MQ, with APAR IT28019,, 9.1.5, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139326

File Name: websphere_mq_ibm6250473.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2020/08/05

Updated: 2020/08/07

Dependencies: 57708

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4466

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_mq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere MQ, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/07/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4466