IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x < / 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < / 9.0.x < DoS (CVE-2016-2960)

low Nessus Plugin ID 142138


The remote web application server is affected by a denial of service vulnerability


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 7.0.0.x prior to, 8.0.0.x prior to, 8.5.0.x prior to or 9.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability when using SIP services. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, with specially-crafted SIP messages.

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 PI61548.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 142138

File Name: websphere_281439.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/30/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-2960


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 8/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2960