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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-5954)

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Summary

IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by possibility to upload temporary files. By upload, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5954
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by possibility to upload temporary files. By upload, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116099 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/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply Interim Fix PI67037 or a Cumulative Fix containing it as soon as practical.

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

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References

Related information

Change History

08 September 2016: 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.

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.

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

Software edition: Enable, Express, Extend, Hypervisor Edition, Server

Reference #: 1989993

Modified date: 19 September 2016