Security Bulletin: IBM Platform Symphony (CVE-2013-5400)

Security Bulletin


Summary

This bulletin relates to a potential elevation of privilege vulnerability when IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition is installed in a networked environment.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5400
DESCRIPTION: IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition installation includes a servlet that can bypass user authentication through built-in credentials. In a networked environment, malicious users on the network may be able to gain access to the local environment through the servlet.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87296 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS:
IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition 5.2, 6.1.x

REMEDIATION:

Vendor Fix(es): None.

Workaround(s) & MITIGATION(s): IBM Platform Symphony Developer Edition is designed for developers to build and test their Platform Symphony applications. To prevent malicious access by other networked users, the Platform Symphony DE GUI should be configured to only bind with the local loopback IP address (127.0.0.1). Platform Symphony DE should also be run from a non-privileged user account to further reduce security risks.



REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2013-5400
· X-Force Vulnerability Database http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87296


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
AbdulAziz Hariri, HP Zero Day Initiative

CHANGE HISTORY
5 February, 2014 Original Copy Published


*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.

References:

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

*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 Security Bulletin.

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.

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Document information


More support for:

Platform Symphony

Software version:

5.2, 5.2.0, 6.1.0, 6.1.1

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

T1020564

Modified date:

2014-02-10

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