Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-1920)
WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by connecting to a management port and executing a specific sequence of instructions.
DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by connecting to a management port and executing a specific sequence of instructions.
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102404 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
The following Versions of WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition may be affected:
- Version 8.5 and 8.5.5 Full Profile
- Version 8.0
- Version 7.0
- Version 6.1
For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
- Apply Interim Fix PI38302
- Apply Fix Pack 6 (126.96.36.199), or later.
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
- Apply Fix Pack 3 (220.127.116.11) or later and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
- Apply Fix Pack 11 (18.104.22.168), or later.
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
- Apply Fix Pack 21 (188.8.131.52) or later and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
- Apply Fix Pack 39 (184.108.40.206), or later.
For V220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168:
- Apply Fix Pack 47 (22.214.171.124) and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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ReferencesComplete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2
Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
28 April 2015: original document published
30 April 2015: fix typo with apply fix pack 10 to 11
*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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|Application Servers||WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition|
More support for:
WebSphere Application Server
Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Software edition: Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment
Reference #: 1883573
Modified date: 30 April 2015