IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.x <= / 8.0.x <= / 8.5.x < / 9.x < RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 172080


The remote web application server is vulnerable to remote code execution.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to the Dojo package, which is vulnerable to vulnerable to Prototype Pollution via the setObject function.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update to IBM WebSphere Application Server version, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH43148.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 172080

File Name: websphere_9_0_5_12_CVE-2021-23450.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 3/3/2023

Updated: 8/31/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-23450


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Application Server

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-23450

IAVA: 2022-A-0002