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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1887, CVE-2015-1917, CVE-2015-1944)

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Summary

Fixes are available for security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1887, CVE-2015-1917, CVE-2015-1944).


Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1887
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper access control enforcement. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information from the JCR.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101261 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
IBM WebSphere Portal 7

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI36150 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI36150.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
Workarounds and Mitigations: None
CVEID: CVE-2015-1917
DESCRIPTION:
IBM Active Content Filtering 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: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102082 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:
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
IBM WebSphere Portal 7
IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI38732 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI38732.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6 Workarounds and Mitigations: None
CVEID: CVE-2015-1944
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 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/103139 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:
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI40341 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply a Cumulative Fix containing PI40341.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0.1 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

25 June 2015: Original Version 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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

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

Reference #: 1958024

Modified date: 25 June 2015


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