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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Denial of Service Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1899)

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Summary

A fix is available for a Denial of Service Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1899).

Vulnerability Details

CVE Information:

CVEID: CVE-2015-1899
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a malicious request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all CPU resources to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101636 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Portal 8.5

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI37139 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI37139.

For 8.5.0

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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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

2015-04-09: 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.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 8.5

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

Reference #: 1700066

Modified date: 09 April 2015