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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The secure login page in the Administrative Console component in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.0.2 before does not redirect to an https page upon receiving an http request, which makes it easier for remote attackers to read the contents of WAS sessions by sniffing the network.

  • 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