IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x < 8.0.0.15 / 8.5.x < 8.5.5.13 / 9.0.x < 9.0.0.7 RCE (CVE-2016-1000031)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 141564

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Synopsis

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

Description

The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 8.0.0.x prior to 8.0.0.15, 8.5.0.x prior to 8.5.5.13 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.0.7. 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.

Solution

Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.15, 8.5.5.13, 9.0.0.7, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI90804.

See Also

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/301027

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141564

File Name: websphere_301027.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/20/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

Dependencies: ibm_enum_products.nbin, websphere_detect.nasl, ibm_websphere_application_server_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1000031

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3: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