IBM HTTP Server <= / < / < / < Stack Buffer Overflow (536441)

high Nessus Plugin ID 144707
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VPR Score: 6.5


The remote web server is affected by a stack buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by a stack-based buffer overflow in the Administration Server in IBM HTTP Server 6.1.0.x through, 7.0.0.x before, 8.0.0.x before, and 8.5.x before, as used in WebSphere Application Server and other products, allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

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 HTTP Server version,, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI44793.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 144707

File Name: ibm_http_server_536441.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 1/4/2021

Updated: 1/25/2021

Dependencies: ibm_http_server_nix_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.5

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-4947

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM HTTP Server (IHS)

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/2/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4947

BID: 76658