There is a possible security exposure with certain versions of WebSphere Application Server that result in the user gaining elevated privileges. This impacts some of the sample web services that are bundled with the product.
The IBM WebSphere Application Server team discovered a possible security exposure and published the following tech note:
Title: Possible security exposure with WebSphere Application Server with WS-Security enabled applications using LTPA tokens (PM43585/PM43792/PM45181)
Some sample web services are bundled with version 9.x of the product and they are implemented using JAX-WS, the latest Java web service specifications. After thorough analysis we have discovered that these web services are impacted by the WebSphere Application Server security exposure. Please review the tech note and take appropriate action.
Upgrade to version 18.104.22.168 or later of the WebSphere Application Server.
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