Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in WebSphere Portal writes passwords in trace file (CVE-2013-2951)

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Abstract

When tracing is enabled for the Selfcare Portlet (Profile Management), a vulnerability in WebSphere Portal can cause passwords to be written into a trace file.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:


DESCRIPTION:

When tracing is enabled for the Selfcare Portlet (Profile Management), a vulnerability in WebSphere Portal can cause passwords to be written into a trace file.


CVEID: CVE-2013-2951
CVSS Base Score: 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83621 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal Version 7.0.0.x
WebSphere Portal Version 8.0.0.x


REMEDIATION:

Fix* APAR How to acquire fix
WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2 Cumulative Fix 22 or higher PM87149 Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452
WebSphere Portal 8.0.0 Cumulative Fix 6 or higher PM87149 Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.0: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24033155
WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1 Cumulative Fix 6 or higher PM87149 Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497
None For WebSphere Portal 7.0.0 and 7.0.0.1 contact support.



Workaround(s):
Do not enable tracing.

Mitigation(s):
Apply the workaround until the APAR is installed.

*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

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
CVE-2013-2951
X-Force Vulnerability Database


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More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

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

Reference #:

1642097

Modified date:

2013-06-26

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