IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < RCE (CVE-2016-1000031)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 141564


The remote web application server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 8.0.0.x prior to, 8.5.0.x prior to or 9.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper deserialization of untrusted data in the DiskFileItem class of the FileUpload library in the Apache Commons FileUpload subcomponent. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

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 PI90804.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141564

File Name: websphere_301027.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/20/2020

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1000031


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 1/3/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1000031

CEA-ID: CEA-2021-0004