IBM MQ 8.x < Multiple Information Disclosure (credentialed check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 99906
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VPR Score: 3.6


A message queuing application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities.


The version of IBM MQ (formerly IBM WebSphere MQ) 8.x installed on the remote Windows host is missing fix pack or later. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists in the Advanced Message Security policy when a JMS client application sends a message to the queue using this policy. Under certain circumstances, a cleartext duplicate copy of the message could be created outside the protected payload. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, using man-in-the-middle techniques, to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-1957)

- A flaw exists in the MQ Explorer implementation in authentication credential handling due to the server transmitting authentication credentials in cleartext even if the server has been configured to protect passwords. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can can exploit this, using man-in-the-middle techniques, to disclose authentication credentials.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Apply fix pack or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99906

File Name: websphere_mq_8003.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/1/2017

Updated: 8/6/2018

Dependencies: websphere_mq_installed.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_mq

Required KB Items: installed_sw/IBM WebSphere MQ, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/17/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/17/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1957, CVE-2015-1967

BID: 75540