IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 < Fix Pack 5

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40823

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote application server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 before Fix Pack 5 appears to be running on the remote host. As such, it is reportedly affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- Non-standard HTTP methods are allowed. (PK73246)

- If the admin console is directly accessed from HTTP, the console fails to redirect the connection to a secure login page. (PK77010)

- An error in Single Sign-on (SSO) with SPNEGO implementation could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. (PK77465)

- 'wsadmin' is affected by a security exposure. (PK77495)

- Security flag 'isSecurityEnabled' is incorrectly set after migrating from VMM. (PK78134)

- Use of insecure password obfuscation algorithm by Web services could result in weaker than expected security provided the client module specifies a password in ibm-webservicesclient-bind.xmi and target environment has custom password encryption enabled. (PK79275)

- After upgrading from WebSphere Application Server V6.1 to V7.0 with tracing enabled, an attacker may be able view sensitive information by viewing the trace files.

- If CSIv2 Security is configured with Identity Assertion, it may be possible for a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. (PK83097)

- New applications deployed in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS prior to 1.8 are saved on the file system with insecure privileges resulting in disclosure of sensitive information. (PK83308)

- Configservice APIs could display sensitive information.

- Vulnerabilities in Apache HTTP server could allow a local user to gain elevated privileges. (PK86232)

- A error in 'wsadmin' could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions. (PK86328)
- A vulnerability in portlet serving enable parameter could allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions and gain unauthorized access to the application. (PK89385)


Apply Fix Pack 5 ( or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40823

File Name: websphere_7_0_0_5.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/08/31

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0899, CVE-2009-1195, CVE-2009-1898, CVE-2009-1899, CVE-2009-1900, CVE-2009-1901, CVE-2009-2085, CVE-2009-2087, CVE-2009-2088, CVE-2009-2089, CVE-2009-0899, CVE-2009-2090, CVE-2009-2091, CVE-2009-2092

BID: 36153, 36154, 36155, 36156, 36157, 36158, 36163

CWE: 16, 200, 255, 264, 287