IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5 < DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 9989


The remote host is running an application server that is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack vector.


The remote host appears to be running a version of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 prior to and is affected by a flaw that is triggered when handling serialized objects via SOAP connectors. This may allow a remote attacker to consume excessive resources.


Upgrade WebSphere Application Server to or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 9989

File Name: 9989.prm

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2017/03/10

Modified: 2017/03/10

Dependencies: 4270

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/01/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8919

BID: 95650