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Security Bulletin: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.4

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Summary

Cross reference list for security vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and Liberty Profile 8.5.5.4, IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor 8.5.5.4 and IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.4.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3021 (APAR PI08268)

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information caused by a vulnerability in HTTP headers used by Web Applications. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted HTTP method to access cookie and authentication data, which could be used to launch further attacks on the system.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93059 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


AFFECTED VERSIONS
: The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:

  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI08268, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.9:
  • Apply Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10), or later.

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.33:
  • Apply Fix Pack 35 (7.0.0.35), or later.

    Workaround(s):
    None known
    Mitigation(s):
    None known



    CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0226 CVE-2014-0231 CVE-2014-0118 CVE-2013-5704 (APAR PI22070)

    Affected Versions/Remediation/Fixes/Workaround/Mitigation

    Please refer to IBM HTTP Server Security bulletin for multiple vulnerabilities for remediation information.


    CVE IDs: CVE-2014-4770 and CVE-2014-4816 (APAR PI23055)

    DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console is vulnerable to cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery.

    Affected Versions/Remediation/Fixes/Workaround/Mitigation
    Please refer to WebSphere Application Server Security bulletin for CVE-2014-4770 and CVE-2014-4816 for remediation information.


    CVE ID: CVE-2014-6164 (APAR PI23430)

    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to spoof OpenID and OpenID connect cookies. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted URL, which once clicked by the victim, could provide the attacker with sensitive information.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97713 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI23430, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.

    Workaround(s): None known
    Mitigation(s):
    None known


    CVE ID: CVE-2014-6167 (APAR PI23819)

    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server may be vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of session input using URL rewriting. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability in 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.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97748 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI23819, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.9:
  • Apply Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10), or later.

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.35:
  • Apply Fix Pack 37 (7.0.0.37), or later.

    Workaround(s): None known
    Mitigation(s):
    None known

    CVE ID: CVE-2014-6166 (APAR PI25310 and PI28632)

    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server Communications Enabled Applications (CEA) Service could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error when processing XML data. By sending specially-crafted XML data, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information. This only occurs if CEA is enabled. By default this is disabled.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 5.0
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97746 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile
  • Version 8
  • Feature Pack for Communications Enabled Applications

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI25310, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI25310

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.9:
  • Apply Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI25310

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Feature Pack for Communications Enabled Applications (CEA)

    For V1.0.0.0 through 1.0.0.13:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI28632
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 15 (1.0.0.15), or later.

    Workaround(s): None known
    Mitigation(s):
    None known

    CVE ID: CVE-2014-6174 (APAR PI27152)

    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server Administrative Console could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted HTTP request to hijack the victim's click actions or launch other client-side browser attacks.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98486 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI27152, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI27152
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.9:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI27152
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10), or later.

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.35:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI27152
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 37 (7.0.0.37), or later.

    Workaround(s):
    None known
    Mitigation(s):
    None known


    CVE ID: CVE-2014-8890 (APAR PI29911)

    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server for Liberty could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system if the deployment descriptor security constraints are combined with ServletSecurity annotations on a servlet.

    CVSS:
    CVSS Base Score: 5.1

    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99009 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Liberty Profile

    Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI29911, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.3:
  • Apply Fix Pack 4 (8.5.5.4), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI29911

    Workaround(s): If your servlet has constraints in both the annotation and the Deployment Descriptor, combine them to be in the web.xml
    Mitigation(s):
    None known


    CVE ID: CVE-2014-3566

    DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plaintext of encrypted connections.

    Please refer to the Security Bulletin for IBM HTTP Server to remediate your webserver.
    Please refer to the Security Bulletin for IBM WebSphere Application Server to remediate your Application Server.

    IBM SDK: Please refer to this security bulletin for SDK fixes that were shipped with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.4
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21687740

    Important Note for SIP Applications: You may need to Recompile SIP applications migrated from WebSphere Application Server 7.0 or below to WebSphere Application Server 7.0 with CEA feature pack or WebSphere Application Server 8.0 and above. This is not due to a vulnerability issue. Please refer to SIP application Technote for more information.
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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

    08 December 2014: original document published
    19 December 2014: added Interim fix link
    10 February 2015: updated PI23430
    06 March 2015: added Interim fix link

    *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.

    Cross reference information
    Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
    Application Servers IBM HTTP Server
    Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Application Server
    General

    Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5

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

    Software edition: Base, Developer, Enterprise, Liberty, Network Deployment

    Reference #: 1690185

    Modified date: 09 March 2015


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