IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < SSRF (CVE-2019-17566)

high Nessus Plugin ID 142059


The remote web application server is affected by a server-side request forgery vulnerability


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version through, 8.5.0.x prior to, or 9.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a server-side request forgery vulnerability due to improper input validation by the xlink:href attributes. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause the underlying server to make arbitrary GET requests.

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 PH26761.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 142059

File Name: websphere_6322683.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/30/2020

Updated: 12/1/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17566


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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: 8/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17566