IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < XSS (CVE-2019-4271)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 141468

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The remote web application server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 8.5.0.x prior to or 9.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the WebSphere Application Server Admin Console due to improper validation of user-supplied input before returning it to users. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to click a specially crafted URL, to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server,, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH12533.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 141468

File Name: websphere_cve-2019-4271.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2020/10/15

Updated: 2020/10/19

Dependencies: 77027, 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-4271

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 2020/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-4271