IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.5 / 8.0 PCF Query DoS

low Nessus Plugin ID 83288
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VPR Score: 2.5


The remote Windows host has a service installed that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of IBM WebSphere MQ server installed on the remote Windows host is either 7.0 without fix pack, 7.1 without fix pack, 7.5 without fix pack, or 8.0 without fix pack It is,therefore, affected by a denial of service vulnerability. A remote, authenticated attacker, with access to the command input queue, can use a crafted PCF query to create an artificially full reply queue, thus preventing other users from submitting queries to the system.


Apply the fix pack provided by the vendor.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83288

File Name: websphere_mq_swg21696120.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/8/2015

Updated: 8/6/2018

Dependencies: websphere_mq_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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: 2/5/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/5/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4771

BID: 74326