IBM WebSphere Application Server < Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5183


The remote host is running a web server that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0 before Fix Pack 27 appears to be running on the remote host. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- Eclipse help system included with WebSphere Application Server is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability. (PK78917)

- It may be possible to bypass security restrictions using a specially crafted HTTP HEAD method. (PK83258)

- New applications deployed in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS prior to 1.8 are saved on the file system with insecure privileges resulting in disclosure of sensitive information. (PK83308)

- If JAAS-J2C Authentication Data is configured using wsadmin scripts, the password value may appear in FFDC logs. (PK86137)

- Apache APR-util is affected by a denial of service issue. (PK88341)

- Due to an error in expat XML parser APR-util is affected by a denial of service issue. (PK88342)

- It may be possible to trigger a denial of service attack due to errors in fix packs and (PK91709)


Apply Fix Pack 27 ( or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5183

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/09/23

Updated: 2019/03/06

Dependencies: 4270

Nessus ID: 41057

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0023, CVE-2009-1955, CVE-2009-2091, CVE-2009-2742, CVE-2009-2743, CVE-2009-2744, CVE-2009-3106

BID: 36455, 36456, 36458