Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Rational Directory Server help files system with potential for debug info in error message (CVE-2013-0599)

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Abstract

A parameter path to the Rational Directory Server help documentation causes an error message response from the server with HTTP ERROR 500 debug information displayed in the browser.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0599

Description:

A parameter path to the Rational Directory Server help documentation causes an error message response from the server with HTTP ERROR 500 debug information displayed in the browser.

CVSS Base Score: 5

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83613

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:

RDA versions 5.2.1 (and earlier) and 5.1.1.2 (and earlier) are affected due to this vulnerability.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply the fix for each named product as soon as practical. Please see below for information on the fixes available.

Fix:

RDS Apache: June 2013
RDS Tivoli: October 2013

WORKAROUND(s):

Until the fix is integrated into the product, this issue can be remediated by following the below steps:


A. RDA with Apache Tomcat Server. 5.2.0.2 (or earlier) and 5.1.1.1 (or earlier):

    1. Stop the WebAccessServer.
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAccessServer\apache-tomcat-x.0.xx\bin\catalina.bat stop
      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WebAccessServer/apache-tomcat-x.0.xx/bin\catalina.sh stop

    2. Navigate to the war file located in the RDS/RDA install location.
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAccessServer\apache-tomcat-x.0.xx\webapps
      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WebAccessServer/apache-tomcat-x.0.xx/webapps

    3. Delete/backup the following:
      • file: rds-help.war
      • Directory: rds-help

    4. Replace with the rds-help.war download.

    5. Start the WebAccessServer
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAccessServer\Start_RDAWebServer.bat

      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WebAccessServer/Start_RDAWebServer.sh 

B. RDA with WebSphere Application Server. 5.2.1 (or later) and 5.1.1.2 (or later):

    1. Stop the WebAppsServer
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAppsServer\RDAWebAppServer.bat stop

      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WebAppsServer/RDAWebAppServer.sh stop 


    2. Navigate to the war file located in the RDS/RDA install location.
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAppsServer\WLP_8.5.x.0\usr\servers\defaultServer\(apps Or dropins)

      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WLP_8.5.x.0/usr/servers/defaultServer/(apps Or dropins)


    3. Delete/backup the following:
      • file: rds-help.war

    4. Replace with the rds-help.war download.

    5. Start the WebAppsServer
      Windows:
      <RDS\RDA install location>\WebAppsServer\RDAWebAppServer.bat start

      UNIX:
      <RDS/RDA install location>/WebAppsServer/RDAWebAppServer.sh start
      The latest rds-help.war file is now installed which does not have the security vulnerabilities.

Mitigation(s):

None

REFERENCES:


RELATED INFORMATION:

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

CHANGE HISTORY:

16 May 2013: Original copy published

*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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More support for:

Rational Directory Server
General Information

Software version:

5.1.1, 5.1.1.1, 5.1.1.2, 5.2, 5.2.0.1, 5.2.0.2, 5.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1637151

Modified date:

2013-05-22

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