Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in theme component for WebSphere Portal versions 7.0.0.x and 8.0 (CVE-2012-4834)

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Abstract

A URL manipulation security vulnerability has been found in the theme component for WebSphere Portal versions 7.0.0.x and 8.0.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to view arbitrary files on the system and obtain sensitive information. This information could be used to launch further attacks against the affected system. This vulnerability is susceptible to an exploit in the wild.

CVEID: CVE-2012-4834
CVSS Base Score: 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78914 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal versions 7.0.0.x and 8.0

REMEDIATION:

APAR PM76354 has been provided to address this issue. The APAR is available as an interim fix for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.1 and 7.0.0.2 and also included in Cumulative Fix 19 or higher. For WebSphere Portal 8.0 the fix is integrated in Cumulative Fix 3 or higher.

Fix* APAR How to acquire fix
WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.1 Cumulative Fix 19 or higher PM76354 · Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.1 & 7.0.0.2: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452

· Interim fix: 7.0.0.1-WP-IFPM76354
WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2 Cumulative Fix 19 or higher PM76354 · Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.1 & 7.0.0.2: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452

· Interim fix: 7.0.0.2-WP-IFPM76354
WebSphere Portal 8.0 Cumulative Fix 3 or higher PM76354 Cumulative fixes visit for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.0: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033155

Workaround(s):
None

Mitigation(s):
None

REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· CVE-2012-4834
· X-Force Vulnerability Database: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/78914

*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.


Related information

8.0 Cumulative Fix 3
7001 / 7002 Interim Fix
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


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More support for:

WebSphere Portal
Security

Software version:

7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition:

Enable, Express, Extend, Server

Reference #:

1617713

Modified date:

2012-11-19

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