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Security Bulletin: IBM Platform Symphony (CVE-2014-0094, CVE-2014-0112, CVE-2014-0113, CVE-2014-0116)

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Summary

Several security vulnerabilities have been reported against Apache Struts 2 through May 2014. IBM Platform Symphony’s GUI uses Struts 2 as a framework for Java web applications. A version of the package that is vulnerable to these issues is included in several past versions of IBM Platform Symphony. The latest versions of Struts 2 address all the vulnerabilities and can be applied through the fix detailed in the Remediation section.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0094
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in ParametersInterceptor. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the application server.

CVE-2014-0094
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92205 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0112
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an incomplete fix related to ParametersInterceptor and the failure to restrict access to the class parameter. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the application server to execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0112
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92740 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0113
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an incomplete fix related to CookieInterceptor and the failure to restrict access to the getClass() method. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using CookieInterceptor when configured to accept all cookies to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the application server to execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0113
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/92742 for more information
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2014-0116
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to properly restrict access to the getClass() method by the CookieInterceptor class. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to manipulate the ClassLoader used by the application server.

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0116
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/93024 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2, 6.1.x


Remediation/Fixes

We strongly recommend that you apply the following fix from FixCentral to avoid this potential security exposure.

Product VRMF Fix Number
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2, 6.1.x #234633


Workarounds and Mitigations
None

Reference
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2

Related Information
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Acknowledgement
None

Change History
31 May, 2014 Original Copy 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.


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References

Complete CVSS v2 Guide
On-line Calculator v2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
IBM Spectrum Computing IBM Spectrum Symphony
IBM Spectrum Computing IBM Spectrum Symphony

Document information

More support for: IBM Spectrum Symphony

Software version: 5.2, 5.2.0, 6.1.0, 6.1.1

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: T1020893

Modified date: 29 May 2014