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Security Bulletin: Cross-site scripting vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server Admin Console (CVE-2019-4030)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a potential cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Admin Console for WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4030
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base Score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/155946 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

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 PH07725
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.11 or later (targeted availability 2Q 2019).

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 PH07725
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.15 or later.

For WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Edition:

Link to WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Interim Fix

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

04 March 2019: original document published
19 March 2019: updated editions

*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: 8.5, 9.0

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

Software edition: Network Deployment

Reference #: 0869406

Modified date: 20 June 2019