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Security Bulletin: Potential cross-site request forgery in WebSphere Application Server Admin Console (CVE-2018-1926)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a potential cross-site request forgery in WebSphere Application Server Admin Console (CVE-2018-1926)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1926
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading a user to visit a malicious URL, a remote attacker could send a specially-crafted request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform CSRF attack and update available applications.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/152992 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0
  • WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5
  • WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 8.0
  • WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

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

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.10:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH04234
--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 PH04234
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.15 or later (targeted availability 1Q 2019).

For WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Edition:

For V8.0:
· Contact IBM Support
For V7.0:
· Contact IBM Support
 

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise 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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Reference

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

10 December 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

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Cross reference information
Product Component Platform Version Edition
WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Platform Independent 7.0, 8.0

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server

Software version: 9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0

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

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

Reference #: 0742301

Modified date: 10 December 2018