IBM WebSphere Application Server up to information disclosure

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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 an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.x before and 8.5.x before allows remote attackers to spoof OpenID and OpenID Connect cookies, and consequently obtain sensitive information, via a crafted URL.

The weakness was released 12/18/2014 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-6164 since 09/02/2014. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 80398 (IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Fix Pack Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE)), 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 87273 (IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Fix Pack 10 Missing).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (97713) and Tenable (80398). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 72125, 73295, 73294 and 73293.







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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 80398
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 < Fix Pack Multiple Vulnerabilities (POODLE)
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OpenVAS ID: 103277
OpenVAS Name: IBM Websphere Apllication Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability-05 Mar16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WebSphere Application Server


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Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-6164 (🔍)
X-Force: 97713
Vulnerability Center: 49169 - IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.x Remote OpenID and OpenID Connect Cookies Spoofing Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 71837 - IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2014-6164 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

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Created: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 04/09/2022 11:14 AM
Changes: 03/27/2015 02:56 PM (63), 06/23/2017 10:31 AM (8), 04/09/2022 11:14 AM (3)
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