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Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94512


The remote web application server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 7.0 prior to, 8.0 prior to, 8.5 prior to, or 9.0 prior to It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper sanitization user-supplied input when deserializing Java objects. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted serialized object, to execute arbitrary Java code. (CVE-2016-5983)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to improper handling of responses. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive server identification information. (CVE-2016-5986)


Apply IBM WebSphere Application Server version 7.0 Fix Pack 43 ( / 8.0 Fix Pack 13 ( / 8.5 Fix Pack 11 ( / 9.0 Fix Pack 2 ( or later. Alternatively, apply Interim Fixes PI67093 and PI70737.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94512

File Name: websphere_9_0_0_2.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/11/03

Updated: 2018/08/07

Dependencies: 57034

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Required KB Items: www/WebSphere, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5983, CVE-2016-5986

BID: 93013, 93162