Security Bulletin: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5

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Cross reference list for security vulnernabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Appplication Server Fix Pack 8.5.5

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0482 (PM76582)

DESCRIPTION:
The WebSphere Application Server JAX-WS Web Services Security (WS-Security) run time could allow a network attacker to spoof message signatures. By sending a specially-crafted SOAP message, a network attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute code. This vulnerability only applies to web services applications that have XML digital signature in their WS-Security constraint.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 2.6
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81548 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:

· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM76582, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5 through 8.5.0.2:

o Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 (8.5.5.0), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.7:
o Apply Fix Pack 7 (8.0.0.7), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.27:
o Apply Fix Pack 29 (7.0.0.29), or later.

For V6.1 through 6.1.0.45:
o Apply Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2967 (PM78614)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a cross-site scripting attack, caused by improper validation of input in the Administrative console. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to inject script into a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83871 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


VERSIONS AFFECTED
:

· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM78614, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5 through 8.5.0.2:

o Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 (8.5.5.0), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.7:
o Apply Fix Pack 7 (8.0.0.7), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.27:
o Apply Fix Pack 29 (7.0.0.29), or later.

For V6.1 through 6.1.0.45:
o Apply Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2976 (PM79992)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by incorrect caching by the Administrative console.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83965 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:

· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM79992, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5 through 8.5.0.2:

o Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 (8.5.5.0), or later.

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.7:
o Apply Fix Pack 7 (8.0.0.7), or later.

For V7.0 through 7.0.0.27:
o Apply Fix Pack 29 (7.0.0.29), or later.

For V6.1 through 6.1.0.45:
o Apply Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0169 (PM85211)

DESCRIPTION:
The TLS protocol in the GSKIT component of the IBM HTTP Server does not properly consider timing side-channel attacks, which could allow a remote attacker to conduct distinguishing attacks and plain-text recovery attacks via statistical analysis of timing data for crafted packets, aka the "Lucky Thirteen" issue.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:
This problem affects the IBM HTTP Server component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products:
· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7
· Version 6.1

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix: Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM85211, as noted below:

For affected versions of IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Full Profile:

--OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.0 or later

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.6:
--OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.27: --OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.29 or later.

For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.45:
--OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 6.1.0.47 or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): None


CVE ID: CVE-2013-0597 (PM85834 and PM87131)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server using OAuth could allow a remote attacker to obtain someone else's credentials. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83609 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:

· Version 8.5
· Version 8
· Version 7

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix: Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM85834 or PM87131, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Full Profile:

--OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Liberty Profile:
  • Apply Interim Fix PM87131
--OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 or later

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.6: --OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later.
For V7.0.0.25 through 7.0.0.27: --OR--
  • Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.29 or later.

· Mitigation(s): None

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3024 (PM86245)

DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by improper process initialization for UNIX platforms.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84362 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:
UNIX platforms that run IBM WebSphere Application Server. The following Versions are affected:

· Version 8.5

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix:
Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PM86245, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server

For V8.5 through 8.5.0.2:

o Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 (8.5.5.0), or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): none

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1768 (PM86780, PM86786, PM86788 and PM86791)

DESCRIPTION:
Deserialization of a maliciously crafted OpenJPA object can result in an executable file being writent to the file system. An attacker needs to discover an unprotected server program to exploit this vulnerability. It then needs to exploit another unprotected server program to execute the file and gain access to the system. OpenJPA usage by itself does not introduce the vulnerability. The OpenJPA code ships with the WebSphere Application Server but WebSphere Application Server is NOT vulnerable to this issue.

CVSS:


CVSS Base Score:10
CVSS Temporal Score: See
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82268 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


VERSIONS AFFECTED:

The following versions ship with the embedded OpenJPA code that has the vulnerability but it is not exploitable with WebSphere Application Server:
· Version 8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
· Version 8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.6
· Version 7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.27
· OSGi Applications and JPA Feature Pack Version 1.0.0.1 through 1.0.0.9
· EJB 3.0 Feature Pack Version 6.1.0.15 through 6.1.0.45

REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical

Fix: Apply a Fix Pack or PTF containing the APARs, as noted below:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server:

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Full Profile:

  • Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5. or later

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.0.2 Liberty Profile:
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5 or later

For V8.0 through 8.0.0.6:
  • Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.7 or later.
For V7.0 through 7.0.0.27:
  • Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.29 or later.

For EJB 3.0 Feature Pack:

For V6.1.0.15 through 6.1.0.45:

  • Apply EJB 3.0 Feature Pack 6.1.0.47 or later.

For OSGi and JPA Feature Pack:

For V1.0.0.1 through 1.0.0.9:
  • Apply OSGi and JPA Feature Pack 1.0.0.11 or later.

· Workaround(s): None

· Mitigation(s): None

IBM SDK: Please refer to this security bulletin for SDK fixes that were shipped with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21627634

Important note:
IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.

REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· WebSphere Application Server Recommended Fixes Page
· CVE-2013-0482 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81548
· CVE-2013-2967 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83871
· CVE-2013-2976 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83965
· CVE-2013-0169 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81902
· CVE-2013-0597 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83609
· CVE-2013-3024 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84362
· CVE-2013-1768 xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/82268

CHANGE HISTORY:

  • 14 June 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:

WebSphere Application Server
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Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1639553

Modified date:

2013-06-14

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