IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 < Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58594


The remote application server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 before Fix Pack 43 appears to be running on the remote host. As such, it is potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An unspecified error exists related to WS-Security enabled JAX-RPC applications. (PM45181)

- Insecure file permissions are applied to the files in the '$WAS_HOME/systemapps/isclite.ear' and '$WAS_HOME/bin/client_ffdc' directories. These permissions can allow a local attacker read or write files in those directories. Note this issue only affects the application on the IBM i operating system.

- An error exists in the class '' and can allow old passwords to still provide access. This error is triggered when passwords are updated by using IBM Tivoli Directory Server. (PM52049)

- Unspecified cross-site scripting issues exist related to the administrative console. (PM52274, PM53132)

- SSL client certificate authentication can be bypassed when all of the following are true (PM52351) :

- SSL is enabled with 'SSLEnable'
- SSL client authentication is enabled with 'SSLClientAuth required_reset'. This is not enabled by default. Also note, 'SSLClientAuth required' is not affected
- SSLv2 has not been disabled with 'SSLProtocolDisable SSLv2'
- 'SSLClientAuthRequire' is not enabled

- An issue related to the weak randomization of Java hash data structures can allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service with maliciously crafted POST requests.


If using WebSphere Application Server, apply Fix Pack 43 ( or later.

Otherwise, if using embedded WebSphere Application Server packaged with Tivoli Directory Server, apply the latest recommended eWAS fix pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58594

File Name: websphere_6_1_0_43.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 4/4/2012

Updated: 8/6/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/19/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1376, CVE-2011-1377, CVE-2011-4889, CVE-2012-0193, CVE-2012-0716, CVE-2012-0717, CVE-2012-0720

BID: 50310, 51420, 51441, 52250, 52721, 52722, 52723, 52724

CWE: 20, 442, 629, 711, 712, 722, 725, 74, 750, 751, 79, 800, 801, 809, 811, 864, 900, 928, 931, 990