Security Bulletin: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.0 clients affected by vulnerabilities in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2011-1377)

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There is a possible security exposure when using WS-Security resulting in a user gaining elevated privileges. This impacts applications using either JAX-WS and JAX-RPC.


CVE ID: CVE-2011-1377

WebSphere Application Server could provide weaker than expected security when using web services security (WS-Security). A user could randomly gain elevated privileges on the provider system. This impacts applications using either JAX-WS and JAX-RPC.

CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.0

Note: Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 4.2.2 and earlier versions are not affected.

Upgrade to Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.1 or later.

Affected TPC Version APAR Fixed TPC Version Availability
5.1.0 IC91889 5.1.1 December 2012

Apply Interim Fix APAR PM45181 and Interim Fix APAR PM43585 .

Customers that do not want to upgrade at this time can apply Interim Fixes to the WebSphere Application Server instance installed for Tivoli Integrated Portal with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center 5.1.0.

  • Ensure you have a backup of the system prior to applying any fixes
  • Do not attempt to apply any WebSphere Application Server fix packs outside of the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center upgrade process.
  • Additional WebSphere Application Server instances within Tivoli Storage Productivity Center are not affected and do not need to be updated.

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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.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Storage Management Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Advanced AIX, Linux, Windows 5.1

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