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Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.6

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Summary

Cross reference list for security vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.6, IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor 8.5.5.6 and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile 8.5.5.6.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0226
DESCRIPTION:
Apache WSS4J could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by Bleichenbacher's attack on XML Encryption. By sending a specially-crafted message, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to decrypt the key and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100836 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (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 Liberty Profile

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

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI36866, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile:

    For V8.5.5.2 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI36866

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

    CVE ID: CVE-2015-1885 (APAR PI33202 and PI36211)

    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system when OAuth grant type of password is used.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101255 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0

    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 PI36211 for Full Profile and PI33202 for Liberty Profile, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5 Full Profile:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI36211
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.
     

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4 Liberty Profile:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33202
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 5 (8.5.5.5), or later.

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI36211
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI36211
    -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.

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

    CVEID: CVE-2015-0250
    DESCRIPTION:
    Apache Batik could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted SVG file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to reveal files and obtain sensitive information.
    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101614 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/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
  • Version 7
  • Version 6.1

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

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI39768 or PI49437, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI39768

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI39768

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI49437

    For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:
  • Apply Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later and then apply Interim Fix PI49437


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


    CVEID: CVE-2015-1927
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an application not having the correct serveServletsbyClassname setting. By a developer not setting the correct property, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access.
    CVSS Base Score: 6.8
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102872 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


    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 PI31622, as noted below:

    Please Note:This APAR has changed the default value of the WebContainer custom property com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassname from false to true so that no security threat could occur. Prior to this change, it was up to the developer to remember to change the custom property to true before deploying into production.


    Property Name: com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassname
    Description: If set to true, disallows the use of serveServletsByClassnameEnabled at the application server level, overriding any setting of serveServletsByClassnameEnabled at the application level. This property affects all applications.
    Values:
    true(default)/false

    If you need to change the value please refer to the the following technote for instructions on enabling WebContainer custom properties:

    Full Profile: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21284395
    Liberty Profile: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21597753

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI31622

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI31622

    For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI31622

    Workaround(s):
    Set the custom property com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassName to true
    Mitigation(s):
    None known

    CVEID: CVE-2015-1936
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server Administrative console could allow a remote authenticated attacker to hijack a user's session when Security is not enabled. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the JSESSIONID parameter to gain access to another user's session.
    CVSS Base Score: 4
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103108 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

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

    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 PI37230, as noted below:


    For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI37230

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.11:
  • Apply Fix Pack 12 (8.0.0.12), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI37230

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

    CVEID: CVE-2015-1946
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 and IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise 7.0 could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system cause by the user roles not being handled properly.
    CVSS Base Score: 4.1
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103201 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

    AFFECTED VERSIONS: The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • Version 7.0 IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise on WebSphere Application Server Version 7 and Version 8

    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 PI35180, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
    -- OR
  • Apply Interim Fix PI35180

    For IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise using WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and V8.0:
  • Apply WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Fix Pack 6 (7.0.0.6) or later.

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

    Other APARs shipped with 8.5.5.6 are included in the security bulletins below:
    PI33012 Security Bulletin for Dojo Toolkit Vulnerability
    PI36563 Security Bulletin for RSA Export Keys for WebSphere Application Server
    PI36563 Security Bulletin for RC4 Stream Cipher for WebSphere Application Server
    PI38302 Security Bulletin for Management Port for WebSphere Application Server
    PI36417 Security Bulletin for RSA Export Keys for IBM HTTP Server
    PI34229 Security Bulletin for RC4 Stream Cipher for IBM HTTP Server

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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

    26 June 2015: original document published
    29 June 2015: fix serveservlets custom property name and add workaround
    30 June 2015: fix serveservlets custom property
    16 July 2015: added additional links to ifixes
    13 August 2015: added additonal link to ifixes
    2 September 2015: updated fix pack dates and level
    13 November 2015: updated interim fix PI39768 with PI49437

    *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 WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition
    Application Servers WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

    Document information

    More support for: WebSphere Application Server
    General

    Software version: 6.1, 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 #: 1959083

    Modified date: 16 July 2015