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critical Nessus Plugin ID 93049


A message queuing service installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the IBM WebSphere MQ server installed on the remote Windows host is version 7.1 without fix pack, 7.5 without fix pack, or 8.0 without fix pack It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A buffer overflow condition exists in IBM JVM due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code under limited circumstances.

- An unspecified flaw exists in the JCE subcomponent that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to disclose potentially sensitive information. (CVE-2016-3426)

- An unspecified flaw exists in the JMX subcomponent that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to impact confidentiality, integrity, and availability. No other details are available. (CVE-2016-3427)


Apply the appropriate fix pack according to the vendor advisory.
Alternatively, interim fix IT14908 can also be applied to mitigate these vulnerabilities if a fix pack is not available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 93049

File Name: websphere_mq_swg21982566.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/19/2016

Updated: 5/14/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3427


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_mq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere MQ, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2016

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 6/2/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0264, CVE-2016-3426, CVE-2016-3427

BID: 86421, 86449