VDB-88120 · CVE-2016-0259 · OpenVAS 880997

IBM WebSphere MQ up to runmqsc information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in IBM WebSphere MQ up to (Application Server Software). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component runmqsc. 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. CVE summarizes:

runmqsc in IBM WebSphere MQ 8.x before allows local users to bypass an intended +dsp authority requirement and obtain sensitive information via unspecified display commands.

The weakness was published 06/26/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www-01.ibm.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-0259 since 12/08/2015. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entry is available at 88117.






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CPE 2.3info

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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OpenVAS ID: 880997
OpenVAS Name: IBM WebSphere MQ Multiple Vulnerabilities - July16
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: WebSphere MQ


12/08/2015 🔍
06/26/2016 +201 days 🔍
06/26/2016 +0 days 🔍
06/27/2016 +1 days 🔍
08/24/2022 +2249 days 🔍


Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: www-01.ibm.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-0259 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1036179

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Created: 06/27/2016 09:08 AM
Updated: 08/24/2022 03:39 PM
Changes: 06/27/2016 09:08 AM (55), 02/09/2019 11:18 AM (10), 08/24/2022 03:39 PM (2)
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