Security Bulletin: Potential DoS vulnerability in WebSphere Commerce related to web services (CVE-2012-4855)

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Abstract

WebSphere Commerce contains a potential DoS security vulnerability in its web services framework.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID:
CVE-2012-4855

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Commerce is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability in the WebSphere Commerce web services framework to cause a potential denial of service against the WebSphere Commerce application, preventing users from logging on. The vulnerability requires a moderate level of complexity to exploit.

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

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79735 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)


AFFECTED PLATFORMS:


WebSphere Commerce Versions 6.0 to 6.0.0.11
WebSphere Commerce Versions 7.0 to 7.0.0.6

REMEDIATION:

  • For WebSphere Commerce Versions 6.0.0.11 or 7.0.0.6, download APAR JR44528
  • For WebSphere Commerce Version 6 with Feature Pack 5, download APAR JR45471 (in addition to JR44528 above)
  • For earlier WebSphere Commerce 6 or 7 fix pack levels, open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce support to request an iFix for APAR JR44528

Workaround(s): None known.

Mitigation(s): None known.


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RELATED INFORMATION:


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
N/A


CHANGE HISTORY:
N/A

*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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Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional Edition Security AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows 7.0, 6.0 Professional Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express Security i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Windows 7.0, 6.0 Express

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More support for:

WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
Security

Software version:

6.0, 7.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1618720

Modified date:

2013-02-27

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