A fix that blocks unrestricted file upload is available for a security vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal.
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 http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89235 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 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52)
WebSphere Portal 7 (Fix Pack levels 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11)
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 18.104.22.168
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 with Cumulative Fix 9 (CF09) and then apply Interim Fix PI07013
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)
For 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27)
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 18.104.22.168: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)
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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10th February 2014: Original Copy Published
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