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Possible security exposure of sample web services bundled with the product

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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 or later of the WebSphere Application Server.

Related information

Parent WAS tech note

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management InfoSphere Master Data Management Collaboration Server AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows 10.0

Product Alias/Synonym

Infosphere Master Data Management Collaboration Server
MDM Server for PIM
WebSphere Product Center
InfoSphere MDM Server for PIM
InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management

Document information

More support for: InfoSphere Master Data Management Server for Product Information Management
Application Server

Software version: 9.0, 9.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1601149

Modified date: 13 July 2012