IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 < Fix Pack 23 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59728


The remote application server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0 before Fix Pack 23 appears to be running on the remote host. As such, it is potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A security exposure when using WS-Security could result in a user gaining elevated privileges in applications using JAX-RPC. (PM45181 / CVE-2011-1377)

- 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

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

- An error exists related to 'Application Snoop Servlet' and missing access controls. This error can allow sensitive information to be disclosed. (PM56183)

- 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 23 ( 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: 59728

File Name: websphere_7_0_0_23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2012/06/27

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1377, CVE-2012-0193, CVE-2012-0716, CVE-2012-0717, CVE-2012-0720, CVE-2012-2170

BID: 50310, 51441, 52721, 52722, 52724, 53755

OSVDB: 76563, 78321, 82477, 83123, 83155, 83156

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