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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Unauthorized Information Retrieval Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2013-6735)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A fix that blocks unauthorized information retrieval is available for a security vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-6735
DESCRIPTION:
A security vulnerability has been identified. A remote unauthorized attacker could retrieve information from the JCR by manipulating a WCM URL.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89591 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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
WebSphere Portal 6.0.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI07777 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI07777.

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 PI07777
(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 26 (CF26) and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(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 PI07777
(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 PI07777
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.0.1 through 6.0.1.6
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.0.1.7 and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.0.1.7: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24024380#60)


For 6.0.0.0 through 6.0.0.1
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.0.0.1 and then apply Interim Fix PI07777

Workarounds and Mitigations

Workaround(s): None
Mitigation(s): None

Important note

IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.

References

Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The vulnerability was reported by:
A. Antukh & S. Temnikov
SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab
https://www.sec-consult.com

Related information

Change History

20 December 2013: Original Copy Published
09 January 2014: Acknowledgement updated

*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 Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

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.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #: 1660289

Modified date: 22 May 2014


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