IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Multiple Vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9717
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The remote host is running an application server that is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host appears to be running IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 prior to Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to identify the proxy server software by reading the HTTP 'Via' header. (CVE-2015-1932)
- An unspecified flaw exists that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to spoof servlets or disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-4938)


Upgrade WebSphere Application Server to or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 9717

Family: Web Servers

Published: 10/26/2016

Updated: 3/6/2019

Dependencies: 4270

Nessus ID: 84639

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:ibm:websphere_application_server:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4938, CVE-2015-1932

BID: 76463, 76466