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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in WebSphere Commerce related to persistent sessions and personalization IDs. (CVE-2012-3300)

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WebSphere Commerce contains a security vulnerability related to its use of persistent sessions and personalization IDs.


CVE ID: CVE-2012-3300

DESCRIPTION: Customers using persistent sessions and personalization IDs in WebSphere Commerce Version 7.0 are susceptible to a potential denial of service attack.

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

CVSS Base Score: 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


  • WebSphere Commerce Versions to


    1) Upgrade to WebSphere Commerce Fix Pack or higher:


    2) For WebSphere Commerce Versions to, open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce support to request an APAR for JR42771.
  • 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.

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    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional Security AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows,,,,, 7.0 Professional Edition
    Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express Security i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Windows,,,,, 7.0 Express

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

    Software version: 7.0,,,,,

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

    Software edition: Enterprise

    Reference #: 1610909

    Modified date: 20 September 2012

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