IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Fix Pack 2 Multiple Vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 66375


The remote application server may be affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 before Fix Pack 2 appears to be running on the remote host and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- The included Java SDK contains several errors that affect the application directly. (CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-0440, CVE-2013-0443)

- Input validation errors exist related to the administration console that could allow cross-site scripting attacks. (CVE-2013-0458 / PM71139, CVE-2013-0461 / PM71389, CVE-2013-0542 / PM81846, CVE-2013-0565 / PM83402)

- An input validation error exists related to the administration console that could allow cross-site scripting attacks. Note that this issue affects only the application when running on z/OS operating systems.
(CVE-2013-0459 / PM72536)

- An unspecified error could allow security bypass for authenticated users. (CVE-2013-0462 / PM76886 or PM79937)

- An error exists related to 'WS-Security' and SOAP message handling that could allow an attacker to spoof message signatures. (CVE-2013-0482 / PM76582)

- An error exists related to authentication cookies that could allow remote attackers to gain access to restricted resources. Note this only affects the application when running the 'Liberty Profile'.
(CVE-2013-0540 / PM81056)

- A buffer overflow error exists related to 'WebSphere Identity Manger (WIM)' that could allow denial of service attacks. (CVE-2013-0541 / PM74909)

- An unspecified error could allow security bypass, thus allowing remote attackers access to restricted resources on HP, Linux and Solaris hosts.
(CVE-2013-0543 / PM75582)

- An unspecified error related to the administration console could allow directory traversal attacks on Unix and Linux hosts. (CVE-2013-0544 / PM82468)


Apply Fix Pack 2 for version 8.5 ( or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 66375

File Name: websphere_8_5_0_2.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 5/10/2013

Updated: 12/5/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0462

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/21/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0169, CVE-2013-0440, CVE-2013-0443, CVE-2013-0458, CVE-2013-0459, CVE-2013-0461, CVE-2013-0462, CVE-2013-0482, CVE-2013-0540, CVE-2013-0541, CVE-2013-0542, CVE-2013-0543, CVE-2013-0544, CVE-2013-0565

BID: 57508, 57509, 57512, 57513, 57702, 57712, 57778, 59246, 59247, 59248, 59250, 59251, 59252, 59650

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