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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The Servlet Engine and Web Container in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) before, when ibm-web-ext.xmi sets fileServingEnabled to true and servlet caching is enabled, allows remote attackers to obtain JSP source code and other sensitive information via "specific requests."

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published