Security Bulletin: Fix available for security vulnerabilities in Oracle Outside In Technology Code contained in IBM WebSphere Portal

Security Bulletin


Summary

Fix available for security vulnerabilities in Oracle Outside In Technology code contained in IBM WebSphere Portal.

Vulnerability Details

Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory (October 2013) contains security updates for Oracle Outside In Technology. Oracle Outside In Technology code is contained in IBM WebSphere Portal.
CVEID: CVE-2013-5791
Description: The Oracle Outside In Microsoft Access 1.x database file parser is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted file to overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the vulnerability application or victim user.
CVSS Base Score: 10
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87925
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


CVEID: CVE-2013-5763
CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/88557
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector:(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


Further CVEIDs contained in the cumulative fix:

CVE-2013-3781, CVE-2013-3776, CVE-2013-2393, CVE-2013-0393, CVE-2013-0418,
CVE-2012-3214, CVE-2012-3217, CVE-2012-1744, CVE-2012-1766, CVE-2012-1767,
CVE-2012-1768, CVE-2012-1769, CVE-2012-1770, CVE-2012-1771, CVE-2012-1772,
CVE-2012-1773, CVE-2012-3106, CVE-2012-3107, CVE-2012-3108, CVE-2012-3109,
CVE-2012-3110, CVE-2012-0554, CVE-2012-0555, CVE-2012-0556, CVE-2012-0557,
CVE-2011-4516, CVE-2011-4517, CVE-2012-0110, CVE-2011-3541, CVE-2011-2264,
CVE-2011-2267, CVE-2011-0794, CVE-2011-0808, CVE-2010-3597, CVE-2009-1008,
CVE-2009-1009, CVE-2009-1010, CVE-2009-1011

Affected Products

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 PI07290 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI07290.

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 PI07290
(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 PI07290
(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 PI07290
(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 PI07290
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.0.0.0 through 6.0.0.1
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.0.0.1 and then apply Interim Fix PI07290

Workarounds/Mitigations

As a workaround until the fix has been applied, you can disable the conversion of
documents by removing the convertor entries in the file convertors.xml.
Please follow the steps below to implement the workaround:
1. Stop the Portal Server.
2. Find convertors.xml
for Portal version 6 check:
 <portal_server>/shared/app or <portal_server>lwo/preq.odc/shared/app
for Portal version 7 and 8 check:
<portal_server_root>/wp_profile/PortalServer/dcs
3. Backup this file to restore it after the fix has been applied.
4. Remove all <input> and <output> entries inside all <convertor> tags in the convertors.xml file as shown in the following example.

Find all sections like this:
<convertor>
<input>application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document</input>
<input>application/msword</input>
<input>application/vnd.lotus-wordpro</input>
<input>application/html</input>
<input>application/rtf</input>
...
<output>application/vnd.ibm-odcrte.zip</output>
...
<property name="class" value="com.ibm.wps.odc.convert.text.Stellent2RTE"/>
</convertor>

and change them like this:
<convertor>
<property name="class" value="com.ibm.wps.odc.convert.text.Stellent2RTE"/>
</convertor>


5. Restart the portal server.

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:

Change History

23 December 2013: Original Copy Published

*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.

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.

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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 #:

1660640

Modified date:

2013-12-23

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