IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x <= / 8.0.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < XSS (CVE-2020-4578)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 141469

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VPR Score: 3


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


The version of WebSphere Application Server installed on the remote host is 7.0.0.x <=, 8.0.0.x <=, 8.5.x <, or 9.0.x < It is, therefore, vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted 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 PH26220.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 141469

File Name: websphere_6328895.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2020/10/15

Updated: 2020/10/16

Dependencies: 57034, 77027

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-4578

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: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/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_application_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Application Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-4578