IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.x <= / 7.0.0.x < / 8.0.0.x < / 8.5.x < HTTP Response Splitting (CVE-2015-2017)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 142224
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The remote web application server is affected by a HTTP response splitting vulnerability


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 6.1.0.x through, 7.0.0.x prior to, 8.0.0.x prior to, or 8.5.0.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an HTTP response splitting vulnerability. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by using a specially crafted URL to cause the server to return a split response once the URL is clicked. The attacker could then perform further attacks.

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 PI45266.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 142224

File Name: websphere_266251.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 11/3/2020

Updated: 11/30/2020

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

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2017


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 1.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/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: 10/29/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2017