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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in WebSphere Commerce REST services (CVE-2013-2994)

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In certain cases, WebSphere Commerce REST services may not properly invalidate a user's session, possibly allowing an attacker to run REST services as another user with a valid session.


CVE ID: CVE-2013-2994

DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Commerce REST services may not properly invalidate a user's session under certain scenarios. This could allow an attacker to hijack another user's active session and run REST services as this user.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


  • WebSphere Commerce V7.0 Feature Pack 4 and Feature Pack 5

Vendor Fix(es): Open a Problem Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce Support to request an Interim Fix for APAR JR45420 and include your WebSphere Commerce version including Feature Pack level.

Workaround(s): Block REST service requests if the functionality is not being used.

Mitigation(s): None known.



*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.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce Professional Security AIX, i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows 7.0 Professional Edition
Commerce WebSphere Commerce - Express Security i5/OS, IBM i, Linux, Windows 7.0 Express

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Commerce Enterprise

Software version: 7.0

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

Software edition: Enterprise

Reference #: 1644393

Modified date: 26 July 2013

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