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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Portal vulnerable to URL Manipulation CVE-2013-5454 PM99205

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Abstract

An URL Manipulation vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Portal.

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VULNERABILITY DETAILS:
CVEID: CVE-2013-5454
DESCRIPTION:
An URL Manipulation vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Portal. A remote attacker could view arbitrary files and directory content and obtain sensitive information from the system. The attacker could use this information to launch further attacks against the affected system.

CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/88253 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)



AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1.5
WebSphere Portal 6.1.0
WebSphere Portal 6.0.1


REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PM99205 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PM99205.

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 8 (CF08) and then apply Interim Fix PM99205
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 25 (CF25) and then apply Interim Fix PM99205
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.5.3 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PM99205
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.6 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PM99205
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.0.1.0 through 6.0.1.7
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.0.1.7 and then apply Interim Fix PM99205


Note: If you encounter any problems with these Fix Central links, cut-and-paste the following URL into the address bar of your browser as an alternative:

http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?productid=WebSphere%20Portal&brandid=5&apar=PM99205


Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):
None

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REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2
· Interim Fix PM99205


RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Drazen Popovic of INFIGO IS.

CHANGE HISTORY
08 November 2013: Original Copy Published
11 November 2013: Corrected Fix Central Links


*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
Organizational Productivity- Portals & Collaboration WebSphere Portal End of Support Products AIX, HP-UX, i5/OS, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS, IBM i 6.0.1

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.1.5, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1655656

Modified date: 11 November 2013