IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x <= 7.0.0.45 / 8.0.0.x <= 8.0.0.15 / 8.5.x < 8.5.5.14 / 9.0.x < 9.0.0.8 Information Disclosure (CVE-2012-5783)

2020-10-27T00:00:00
ID WEBSPHERE_711867.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-10-27T00:00:00

Description

The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 7.0.0.x through 7.0.0.45, 8.0.0.x through 8.0.0.15, 8.5.0.x prior to 8.5.5.14 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the Apache Commons HttpClient subcomponent due to the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to conduct spoofing attacks, by persuading a victim to visit a web site containing a specially-crafted certificate.

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

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
##

include('compat.inc');

if (description)
{
  script_id(141917);
  script_version("1.3");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/11/30");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-5783");

  script_name(english:"IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.x <= 7.0.0.45 / 8.0.0.x <= 8.0.0.15 / 8.5.x < 8.5.5.14 / 9.0.x < 9.0.0.8 Information Disclosure (CVE-2012-5783)");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"The remote web application server is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The IBM WebSphere Application Server running on the remote host is version 7.0.0.x through 7.0.0.45, 8.0.0.x through
8.0.0.15, 8.5.0.x prior to 8.5.5.14 or 9.0.x prior to 9.0.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure
vulnerability in the Apache Commons HttpClient subcomponent due to the failure to  verify that the server hostname
matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. An unauthenticated, remote
attacker can exploit this to conduct spoofing attacks, by persuading a victim to visit a web site containing a
specially-crafted certificate.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version
number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/711867");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.14, 9.0.0.8, or later. Alternatively, upgrade to the minimal fix pack
levels required by the interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2012-5783");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2018/06/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2018/06/21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2020/10/27");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"combined");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"agent", value:"all");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:ibm:websphere_application_server");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Web Servers");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("websphere_detect.nasl", "ibm_enum_products.nbin", "ibm_websphere_application_server_nix_installed.nbin");
  script_require_keys("installed_sw/IBM WebSphere Application Server");

  exit(0);
}

include('vcf.inc');

app = 'IBM WebSphere Application Server';
fix = 'Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251';

app_info = vcf::combined_get_app_info(app:app);
vcf::check_granularity(app_info:app_info, sig_segments:4);

# If the detection is only remote, Source will be set, and we should require paranoia
if (!empty_or_null(app_info['Source']) && app_info['Source'] != 'unknown' && report_paranoia < 2)
  audit(AUDIT_PARANOID);

if ('PI96685' >< app_info['Fixes'] && 'PI98251' >< app_info['Fixes'])
  audit(AUDIT_INST_VER_NOT_VULN, app);

constraints = [
  {'min_version':'7.0.0.0', 'max_version':'7.0.0.45', 'fixed_version':fix},
  {'min_version':'8.0.0.0', 'max_version':'8.0.0.15', 'fixed_version':fix},
  {'min_version':'8.5.0.0', 'max_version':'8.5.5.13', 'fixed_version':'8.5.5.14 or ' + fix},
  {'min_version':'9.0.0.0', 'max_version':'9.0.0.7', 'fixed_version':'9.0.0.8 or ' + fix}
];

vcf::check_version_and_report(
  app_info:app_info,
  constraints:constraints,
  severity:SECURITY_WARNING
);