IBM WebSphere MQ 6.x < / 7.x < 'userid' and 'password' Information Disclosure

medium Nessus Plugin ID 62943
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The remote Windows host has a service installed that does not encrypt usernames and passwords submitted to web pages.


The IBM WebSphere MQ server installed on the remote Windows host is version 6.x prior to or version 7.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by a security weakness where usernames and passwords are sent as cleartext in parameter fields, thus allowing a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information by sniffing the networking traffic.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62943

File Name: websphere_mq_6029_7011.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/16/2012

Updated: 8/6/2018

Dependencies: websphere_mq_installed.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_mq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere MQ

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/6/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2637

BID: 55521