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Vulnerability Score 4.3 4.3
CVE Id CVE-2005-2091
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:50:51
Published 05 Jul 2005 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE



IBM WebSphere 5.1 and WebSphere 5.0 allows remote attackers to poison the web cache, bypass web application firewall protection, and conduct XSS attacks via an HTTP request with both a "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header and a Content-Length header, which causes WebSphere to incorrectly handle and forward the body of the request in a way that causes the receiving server to process it as a separate HTTP request, aka "HTTP Request Smuggling."

Vulnerable Systems


  • Ibm Websphere Application Server 5.0

  • Ibm Websphere Application Server 5.1.0




BUGTRAQ - 20050606 A new whitepaper by Watchfire - HTTP Request Smuggling

XF - ibm-websphere-hrs(42898)

SECTRACK - 1014367

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:40:24