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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM HTTP Server used in IBM WebSphere Application Server in IBM Cloud (CVE-2019-0211 CVE-2019-0220)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There are multiple vulnerabilities in the IBM HTTP Server used by WebSphere Application Server.

Apache HTTP Server could provide weaker than expected security, caused by URL normalization inconsistencies. Apache HTTP Server could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-0220
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTP Server could provide weaker than expected security, caused by URL normalization inconsistencies. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to launch further attacks on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158948 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
 
CVEID: CVE-2019-0211
DESCRIPTION: Apache HTTP Server could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the execution of code in less-privileged child processes or threads from modules' scripts. By manipulating the scoreboard, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.2
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/158929 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect the following versions and releases of IBM HTTP Server (powered by Apache) component in all editions of WebSphere Application Server and bundling products.

  • Version 9.0
  • Version 8.5

Remediation/Fixes

To patch an existing service instance, refer to the  IBM HTTP Server bulletin listed below
 

Please see Updating your environment in the KnowlegeCenter for information on applying service.  

Alternatively, delete the vulnerable service instance and create a new instance.


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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 June 2019 - 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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server in IBM Cloud

Component: --

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 0882256

Modified date: 04 June 2019