IBM WebSphere Application Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2023-23477) Notice

IBM WebSphere Application Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2023-23477) Notice

fevereiro 10, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT found that IBM officially fixed a remote code execution vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2023-23477). Due to the flaw in WebSphere Application Server’s validation of the data entered by users, under certain conditions, unauthenticated remote attackers can finally execute arbitrary code on the target server by constructing malicious serialized data. The CVSS score is 8.1. Affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

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Scope of Impact

Affected version

  • v8.5.0.0 <= WebSphere Application Server <= v8.5.5.19
  • v9.0.0.0 <= WebSphere Application Server <= v9.0.5.7

Unaffected version

  • WebSphere Application Server >=
  • WebSphere Application Server >=


Relevant users can determine whether the current application is at risk through version detection.

Method 1: Log in to the homepage of the websphere management platform to view the version information. If the currently used version is within the affected range, there may be security risks.

Method 2: Enter/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin directory and execute/ can view the current version. If the current version is in the affected range, there may be security risks.



At present, the official update has been released to fix the vulnerability. Please install it for protection as soon as possible for affected users:


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