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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal related to Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet (CVE-2014-3054, CVE-2014-3055, CVE-2014-3056, CVE-2014-3057)

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Summary

Fixes are available for security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal related to the Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet.

Vulnerability Details

Fixes are available for the following security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal:

CVEID: CVE-2014-3054
DESCRIPTION:
Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet - Open Redirects
IBM WebSphere Portal Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability in the certain pages. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93528 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVEID: CVE-2014-3055
DESCRIPTION:
Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet - SQL Injection
IBM WebSphere Portal Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet is vulnerable to SQL injection. A remote attacker could send specially-crafted SQL statements which could allow the attacker to view, add, modify or delete information in the back-end database.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93529 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVEID: CVE-2014-3056
DESCRIPTION:
Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet - Information Disclosure
An information disclosure exists in IBM WebSphere Portal Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet that could allow a remote attacker to disclose enviornment variables, and several jars and their versions.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93530 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVEID: CVE-2014-3057
DESCRIPTION:
Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet – XSS
IBM WebSphere Portal Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet 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 https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93531 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

WebSphere Portal 8
WebSphere Portal 7 (If catalog shipment 'IBM WebSphere Portal Unified Task List Portlet' is installed)

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI18909 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI18909.

For 8 through 8.0.0.1
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 12 (CF12) and then apply Interim Fix PI18909

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
▪ Upgrade to catalog shipment version 6.0.1

Workarounds and Mitigations

If the Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet is not used: Stop or uninstall the Unified Task List (UTL) Portlet.

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Important note

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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

30 June 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

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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 #: 1677032

Modified date: 07 June 2015