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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Unrestricted File Upload Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2013-6722)

Security Bulletin


A fix that blocks unrestricted file upload is available for a security vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2013-6722

A security vulnerability in the 'Registration/Edit My Profile Portlet' has been identified. A remote unauthorized attacker could upload arbitrary files to the server and execute denial of service attacks.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Portal 8 (Fix Pack levels and
WebSphere Portal 7 (Fix Pack levels and


The recommended solution is to apply PI07013 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI07013 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI07013.

For 8.0.0 through
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack with Cumulative Fix 9 (CF09) and then apply Interim Fix PI07013
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal

For through
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27)
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal

Workarounds and Mitigations

Disable access to the 'Registration/Edit My Profile Portlet' using Portal Access Control.
Apply the workaround until the APAR is installed.

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Related information

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Change History

10th February 2014: 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.


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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 7.0, 8.0

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

Reference #: 1662873

Modified date: 10 February 2014

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