IBM WebSphere Application Server up to code injection

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A vulnerability has been found in IBM WebSphere Application Server up to (Application Server Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. The software constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty Profile 8.5.x before does not properly use the Liberty Repository for feature installation, which allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was shared 08/21/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-4767 since 07/09/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77438 (IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Fix Pack Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Web Servers. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124157 (IBM WebSphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities (swg21681249, swg21676091, swg21676092)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (94832), Vulnerability Center (SBV-45895) and Tenable (77438). The entries 70698, 70696, 70695 and 70694 are related to this item.






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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 77438
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Fix Pack Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 103277
OpenVAS Name: IBM Websphere Apllication Server Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability Mar16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WebSphere Application Server


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CVE: CVE-2014-4767 (🔍)

X-Force: 94832
Vulnerability Center: 45895 - WebSphere Application Server 8.5 Remote Security Bypass when Using Liberty Repository, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69297 - IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-4767 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM
Updated: 03/28/2022 11:13 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 12:07 PM (66), 06/05/2017 09:56 AM (8), 03/28/2022 11:13 AM (3)
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