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Security Bulletin: Potential bypass security vulnerability in Expression Language library used by WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2014-7810)

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Summary

There is a potential bypass security vulnerability in the expression language library used by WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2014-7810)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-7810
DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the use of expression language. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the protections of a Security Manager.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103155 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/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 the APARs for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH02063
--OR--
· Apply Liberty Fix Pack 18.0.0.4 or later (targeted availability 4Q 2018)
 

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.9:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH02063
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.10 or later (targeted availability 4Q 2018).

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.14:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH02063
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.15 or later (targeted availability 1Q 2019).

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.15:
· Upgrade to 8.0.0.15 and then apply Interim Fix PH02063

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.45:
· Upgrade to 7.0.0.45 and then apply Interim Fix PH02063

WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 are no longer in full support; IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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Important Note

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Reference

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

10 October 2018: original document 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 Application Server

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, Liberty

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 #: 0729557

Modified date: 10 October 2018


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