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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal

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Summary

Fixes are available for security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-7428, CVE-2015-7455, CVE-2015-7457, CVE-2015-7491, CVE-2016-0243, CVE-2016-0244, CVE-2016-0245).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-7428
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to conduct phishing attacks, caused by an open redirect vulnerability. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to redirect a victim to arbitrary Web sites.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)


Affected Products and Versions
  • WebSphere Portal 8.5
  • WebSphere Portal 8.0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply a Cumulative Fix containing PI51589.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
None
CVEID: CVE-2015-7455
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote attacker to change a content item, caused by insecure permissions. Using the authoring ui with provided input options and controls.
CVSS Base Score: 3.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108334 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions
  • WebSphere Portal 8.5
  • WebSphere Portal 8.0
  • WebSphere Portal 7

Remediation/Fixes

Apply Interim Fix PI51234 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI51234.

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-2015-7457
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/108353 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/Fixes

Apply a Cumulative Fix containing PI56432.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
None
CVEID: CVE-2015-7491
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: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108787 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions
  • WebSphere Portal 8.5
  • WebSphere Portal 8.0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply a Cumulative Fix containing PI56433.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
None
CVEID: CVE-2016-0243
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/110444 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
  • WebSphere Portal 7
  • WebSphere Portal 6.1
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Remediation/Fixes

Apply Interim Fix PI54088 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI54088.

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-2016-0244
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/110445 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
  • WebSphere Portal 7
  • WebSphere Portal 6.1
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product.

Remediation/Fixes

Apply Interim Fix PI55327 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI55327.

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-2016-0245
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could allow a remote authenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a XML external entity (XXE) error when processing XML data by the XML parser. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to read arbitrary files on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110454 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)


Affected Products and Versions
  • WebSphere Portal 8.5
  • WebSphere Portal 8.0

Remediation/Fixes

Apply Interim Fix PI56682 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI56682.

For 8.5.0
  • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 09 (CF09) and then apply Interim Fix PI56682.
-- or --
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
Workarounds and Mitigations
None

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References

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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability CVE-2016-0245 was reported to IBM by Brandon Edmunds at NTT Com Security.

Change History

23 February 2016: Original Version Published
29 February 2016: Updated Links to Interim Fixes

*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 #: 1976358

Modified date: 29 February 2016