Security Bulletin: WebSphere Portal vulnerable to unauthorized access to user directory (CVE-2013-3016)

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Abstract

WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to unauthorized access to user directory

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:


DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to unauthorized access to user directory.

CVEID: CVE-2013-3016
CVSS Base Score: 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84350 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)



AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 6.x
WebSphere Portal 7.x
WebSphere Portal 8.x

WebSphere Portal is affected regardless of WebSphere Application Server version.


REMEDIATION:
Apply the property com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowserveservletsbyclassname with value true (which disables the serving of servlets by classname at application server level) according to the description in the flash related to WAS APAR PK52059 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21288860 .



Workaround(s):
None.

Mitigation(s):
None.

*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

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
CVE-2013-3016
X-Force Vulnerability Database
Flash related to PK52059
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog


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More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

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

Reference #:

1647344

Modified date:

2013-08-22

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