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Security Bulletin: Fix Available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-4993, CVE-2015-4998, CVE-2015-5001, CVE-2015-7413)

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Summary

Security Bulletin: Fix Available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-4993, CVE-2015-4998, CVE-2015-5001, CVE-2015-7413)

Vulnerability Details

Fixes are available for the following security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal:

CVEID: CVE-2015-4993
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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/105995 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI47516 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI47516.

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
CVEID: CVE-2015-4998
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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106127 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI47712 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI47712.

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

CVEID: CVE-2015-5001
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by insufficient input validation. By uploading a specially crafted document, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all Memory resources.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106214 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI49540 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI49540.

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
CVEID: CVE-2015-7413
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 in 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: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107570 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI50844 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI50844.

For 8.5.0 For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

Change History

19 November 2015: Original Version Published
13 January 2016: Fixed link for PI47516

*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 #: 1970176

Modified date: 13 January 2016