Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.0.1

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Cross reference list for security vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server Fix Pack 8.5.0.1

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3304 (PM54356)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to hijack a valid user’s session, caused by an error in the Administrative Console. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain privileges of the victim.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77476 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM54356, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:
o Install Fix Pack 5 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.43:

o Install Fix Pack 45 (6.1.0.45), or later.
· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none


CVE ID:
CVE-2012-3293 (PM60839)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console could allow a cross-frame scripting attack, caused by improper validation of input in the Administrative Console. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to monitor and capture user activity.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77179 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM60839, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.3:

o Install Fix Pack 4 (8.0.0.4), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.43:

o Install Fix Pack 45 (6.1.0.45), or later.


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): When you have the Administrator Console open, do not use your web browser to visit other websites. Open another web browser to visit other websites.

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3311 (PM61388)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server, when running on z/OS could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by a failure to perform CBIND checks when using Federated Repositories for IIOP connections using Optimized Local Adapters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a client application to access or modify application data.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77697 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM61388, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:

o Install Fix Pack 4 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

Not an issue for Versions prior to version 7.


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): None

CVE ID:
CVE-2012-3305 (PM62467)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by deploying a specially-crafted application file to overwrite files outside of the application deployment directory.


CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77477 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM62467, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:

o Install Fix Pack 5 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.45:

o Install Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later.


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4853 (PM62920)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.


CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79598 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM62920, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.5:

o Install Fix Pack 6 (8.0.0.6), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.25:

o Install Fix Pack 27 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.45:

o Install Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later.


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2190 and CVE-2012-2191 (PM66218)

DESCRIPTION:
IBM HTTP Server may be vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) packets to the vulnerable Web server, a remote attacker could cause a segmentation fault.

CVE-2012-2190 CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75994 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVE-2012-2191 CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/75996 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM66218, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.3:

o Install Fix Pack 4 (8.0.0.4), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.43:

o Install Fix Pack 45 (6.1.0.45), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): None

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2159 (PM62795 or PM66410)

DESCRIPTION:

WebSphere Application Server could allow a cross-site scripting attack, caused by improper validation of input by the help system in the Administrative Console. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to inject script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM62795 or PM66410, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5 (PM66410)
:
o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.3 (PM62795):

o Install Fix Pack 4 (8.0.0.4), or later.

Not an issue prior to Version 8


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): Remove iehs.war from isclite.ear


CVE ID: CVE-2012-3306 (PM66514)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could provide weaker than expected security caused by a failure to purge passwords from the authentication cache when multi domain support is enabled.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77478 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM66514, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:
o Install Fix Pack 5 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

Not an issue prior to version 7.0


· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4850 (PM67082)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile when using JAX-RS could allow a remote attacker to gain eleveated privileges on the server caused by incorrect request validation.


CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79539 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P )


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5 Liberty Profile only

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM67082, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4851 (PM68643)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile could allow a cross-site scripting attack, caused by improper validation of the URI. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to inject script in a victim's Web browser withing the security context of the hosting Web site.
CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79541 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N )


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5 Liberty Profile only

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM68643, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3325 (PM71296)

DESCRIPTION:
If you have installed an Interim Fix for PM44303, or a fix pack containing PM44303, you have the potential for an authenticated attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error when validating user credentials. This could allow a user to gain unauthorized administrative access to an application and potentially gain access to confidential and critical customer data.

For more information please refer to Flash:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21609067

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/77959 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM71296, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:
o Install Fix Pack 5 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.23:

o Install Fix Pack 25 (7.0.0.25), or later.

For V6.1.0 through 6.1.0.43:

o Install Fix Pack 45 (6.1.0.45), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3330 (PM71319)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Virtual Enterprise are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the proxy server component. By sending a specially-crafted request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the proxy to be marked as down and deny access to applications.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78047 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server for distributed operating systems, IBM i operating systems, and z/OS operating system Versions are affected:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7

Not an issue for version prior to Version 7

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:

Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM71319, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server :

For V8.5:

o Install Fix Pack 1 (8.5.0.1), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.4:
o Install Fix Pack 5 (8.0.0.5), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.25:

o Install Fix Pack 27 (7.0.0.27), or later.

Not an issue for Versions Prior to Version 7.0

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none


REFERENCES:

· Complete CVSS Guide http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html
· On-line Calculator V2 http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2



CHANGE HISTORY:

· 29 October 2012: Original copy published

· 06 November 2012: Updated CVE number for PM67082 and added PM68643


*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Flash.


Note:
According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers IBM HTTP Server
Application Servers WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

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More support for:

WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version:

8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Software edition:

Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment

Reference #:

1614265

Modified date:

2012-11-06

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