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Security Bulletin: WebSphere Commerce authentication vulnerability (CVE-2013-2993)

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A vulnerability in the WebSphere Commerce web services authentication could allow an attacker to access another user's session.


CVE ID: CVE-2013-2993

DESCRIPTION: Certain WebSphere Commerce web services do not properly validate incoming requests. A specially-crafted request could allow an attacker to run web service requests using the identity of another user that has an active session.


CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)


  • WebSphere Commerce versions to
  • WebSphere Commerce versions to

    Vendor Fix(es): Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce Support to request an Interim Fix for APAR JR45302 and include your WebSphere Commerce version including Fix Pack level.

    Workaround(s): None known.

    Mitigation(s): None known.

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  • Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional 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

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

    Software version: 6.0, 7.0

    Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows

    Software edition: Enterprise

    Reference #: 1644391

    Modified date: 30 July 2013

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