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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in WebSphere Commerce REST services (CVE-2012-3298)

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WebSphere Commerce REST services framework contains security vulnerability.

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CVE ID: CVE-2012-3298

DESCRIPTION: Customers using REST services in WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 Feature Pack 4 are impacted by security vulnerability in that framework.

CVSS: Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Version 2, the security ratings for these issues are:

CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


  • WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 Feature Pack 4


    1) Upgrade to WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 Feature Pack 5 (CI8W3ML)


    2) For WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 Feature Pack 4, open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce support to request an APAR for JR42770.
  • Workaround(s): None known.
  • Mitigation(s): None known.

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    *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
    Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows,,,,,, 7.0 Professional Edition
    Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Windows,,,,,, 7.0 Express

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

    Software version:,

    Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

    Software edition: Enterprise

    Reference #: 1610905

    Modified date: 28 November 2012

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