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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6214; CVE-2015-0139; CVE-2015-0177)

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Summary

Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6214; CVE-2015-0139; CVE-2015-0177)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-6214
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/98723 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 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0

Remediation/Fixes
The recommended solution is to apply PI34987 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply the Interim Fixes or a Cumulative Fix containing PI34987 .

For 8.5.0

  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 05
    (Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

    For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
  • Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15) and then apply the Interim Fix PI34987 .
    (Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)


    CVEID: CVE-2015-0139
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Portal 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 Base Score: 3.5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100692 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

    Affected Products and Versions
    WebSphere Portal 8.5
    WebSphere Portal 8.0

    Remediation/Fixes
    The recommended solution is to apply PI33329 as soon as practical.
    Fix: Apply the Interim Fixes or a Cumulative Fix containing PI33329.

    For 8.5.0

  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 05
    (Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

    For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
  • Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15) and then apply the Interim Fix PI33329.
    (Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

    CVEID: CVE-2015-0177
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Portal 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 Base Score: 3.5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100943 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

    Affected Products and Versions
    WebSphere Portal 8.5

    Remediation/Fixes
    The recommended solution is to apply PI35228 as soon as practical.
    Fix: Apply the Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI35228 .

    For 8.5.0

  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 05
    (Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)
  • Workarounds and Mitigations

    none

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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

    2015-03-06: 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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    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.

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Portal

    Software version: 8.0, 8.5.0

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

    Reference #: 1697213

    Modified date: 05 March 2015


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