IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < Multiple Vulnerabilities (296865)

high Nessus Plugin ID 141561


The remote web application server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 8.0.0.x prior to or 8.5.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by two information disclosure vulnerabilities in the Java Server Faces (JSF) subcomponent.

- IBM WebSphere Application Server allows a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information caused by improper error handling by MyFaces in JSF. (CVE-2017-1583)

- The Apache MyFaces subcomponent allows a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability using specially crafted parameters to inject EL expressions into input fields mapped as view parameters and obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2011-4343)

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 PI87300 and PI87299.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 141561

File Name: websphere_296865.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/20/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1583


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Application Server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/23/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4343, CVE-2017-1583