IBM WebSphere Java Object Deserialization RCE

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87171
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Synopsis

The remote WebSphere Application Server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.

Description

The remote IBM WebSphere Application Server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to unsafe deserialize calls of unauthenticated Java objects to the Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a crafted SOAP request, to execute arbitrary code on the target host.

Solution

Apply the appropriate interim fix per the vendor advisory.
Alternatively, ensure that all exposed ports used by the WebSphere Application Server are firewalled from any public networks.

See Also

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21970575

http://www.nessus.org/u?9c6d83db

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87171

File Name: websphere_java_serialize.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 12/2/2015

Updated: 5/4/2021

Dependencies: websphere_detect.nasl, websphere_liberty_detect.nbin, os_fingerprint.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-7450

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server, cpe:/a:ibm:http_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (IBM WebSphere RCE Java Deserialization Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7450

BID: 77653

CERT: 576313