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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2017-1681)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a potential information disclosure vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2017-1681
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server (IBM Liberty for Java for Bluemix 3.15) could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by improper handling of application requests, which could allow unauthorized access to read a file. IBM X-Force ID: 134003.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134003 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere Application Server:

  • Liberty
  • Version 9.0
  • Version 8.5
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing APARs PI88642 for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty with
fixpack levels prior to 17.0.0.3:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI88642
--OR--
· Apply Liberty Fix Pack 17.0.0.3 or later.

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.6:

· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI88642
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.7 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.12:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI88642
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.13 or later.

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.14:

· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI88642
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.15 or later.

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.43:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI88642
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.45 or later.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

29 January 2018: original document published
08 February 2018: updated CVSS score, changed from 5.3 to 4.0

*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.

Related information

A Japanese translation is available

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition
Application Servers WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Advanced, Base, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Liberty, Network Deployment, Single Server

Reference #: 2010419

Modified date: 08 February 2018


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