Security Bulletin: Fix available for security vulnerabilities related to IEHS in IBM WebSphere Portal (multiple CVEs)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Fix available for security vulnerabilities related to IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS) in IBM WebSphere Portal.

Vulnerability Details

IBM WebSphere Portal is affected by vulnerabilities in IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS).

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0918
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Eclipse Help System could allow a remote attacker to traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request to view arbitrary files on the system.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91980 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2014-0917
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Eclipse Help System is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/91979 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2013-5449
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Eclipse Help System (IEHS), as used in multiple IBM products, is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/88056 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0599
DESCRIPTION:
Multiple IBM products could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a vulnerability in the IBM Eclipse Help System. A specially-crafted URL could cause an error message to be returned in the browser that may contain sensitive information.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/83613 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0464
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Eclipse Help System, as used in multiple IBM products, is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81060 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2013-0467
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Eclipse Help System, as used in multiple IBM products, could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. An attacker could send a specially-crafted URL to view source code on the help system server.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/81102 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVEID: CVE-2012-2161
DESCRIPTION:
Multiple IBM products are vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the IBM Eclipse Help System deferredView.jsp script. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74833 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2159
DESCRIPTION:
Multiple IBM products could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability in the Eclipse Help System. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74832 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.0 *
WebSphere Portal 7.0
WebSphere Portal 6.1.5
WebSphere Portal 6.1.0

* For installations having already Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 Cumulative Fix CF06 or higher installed, only CVE-2013-0599 applies.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI14125 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI14125 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI14125.

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 11 (CF11) and then apply Interim Fix PI14125
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24031246)

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PI14125
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24027857)

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 PI14125
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3: http://www.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 PI14125
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

Workarounds and Mitigations

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

Related information

Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported by:
Filippo Roncari

Change History

25th April 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.

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.

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More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1670753

Modified date:

2014-05-08

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