IBM HTTP Server < DoS (6958522)

high Nessus Plugin ID 183416


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


The version of IBM HTTP Server running on the remote host is affected by a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability, which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service using a specially crafted URL.

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 PH52754.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 183416

File Name: ibm_http_server_6958522.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/19/2023

Updated: 3/8/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-26281


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:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 3/15/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/27/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-26281

IAVB: 2023-B-0085-S