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Security Bulletin: Fix available for Information Disclosure Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-7447)

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A fix is available for an information disclosure vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-7447).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7447
IBM Websphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by Access Control issue in Portal AccessControl REST API. By REST request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to view access control configuration of an requested ressource.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/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.


To remediate this vulnerability you need to apply a fix for IBM WebSphere Portal Server.

For 8.5.0

  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 08 (CF08) and then apply the Interim fix PI51395.
  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 09 (CF09), targeted for 1Q 2016.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal

For 8.0.0 through
  • Upgrade to Fix Pack with Cumulative Fix 19 (CF19) and then apply the Interim fix PI51395.
  • Upgrade to Fix Pack with Cumulative Fix 20 (CF20), targeted for 1Q 2016.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal

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Related information

Change History

15 December 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 #: 1973152

Modified date: 15 December 2015