IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < Weak Security Bindings (CVE-2017-1501)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 141851


The remote web application server is affected by weak security bindings


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 vulnerability in the web services security bindings settings. If cipher suites were changed in the web services security bindings settings, they may not have been saved properly and thus be weaker than expected.

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 PI80889.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141851

File Name: websphere_565975.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/23/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-1503


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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: 8/15/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1501