IBM WebSphere Java Object Deserialization RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87171


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


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.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87171

File Name: websphere_java_serialize.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2015/12/02

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 11936, 57034

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 2015/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/28

Exploitable With

Metasploit (IBM WebSphere RCE Java Deserialization Vulnerability)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7450

BID: 77653

CERT: 576313