Security Bulletin: Fix available for Unauthorized Information Retrieval Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2013-6735)
A fix that blocks unauthorized information retrieval is available for a security vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal.
A security vulnerability has been identified. A remote unauthorized attacker could retrieve information from the JCR by manipulating a WCM URL.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/89591 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
WebSphere Portal 8
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1.5
WebSphere Portal 6.1.0
WebSphere Portal 6.0.1
WebSphere Portal 6.0.0
The recommended solution is to apply PI07777 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI07777.
For 8.0.0 through 188.8.131.52
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 with Cumulative Fix 8 (CF08) and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 220.127.116.11: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)
For 7.0.0 through 18.104.22.168
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 with Cumulative Fix 26 (CF26) and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)
For 188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 18.104.22.168: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
For 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 184.108.40.206: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
For 6.0.1 through 220.127.116.11
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 22.214.171.124: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24024380#60)
For 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 and then apply Interim Fix PI07777
Workarounds and Mitigations
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The vulnerability was reported by:
A. Antukh & S. Temnikov
SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab
20 December 2013: Original Copy Published
09 January 2014: Acknowledgement updated
*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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More support for:
Software version: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 8.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS
Reference #: 1660289
Modified date: 22 May 2014