Security Bulletin: Fix available for Improper Access Control Checks on Search Results if WCM Path Traversal is enabled in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2013-6730)
A fix that corrects access control checks on search results is available for a security vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal.
Improper access control checks on search results have been identified. If IBM Web Content Manager (WCM) Path Traversal ('wcm.path.traversal.security' setting) is enabled the search result can show items, on which the user that executed the search has no access.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/89363 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
WebSphere Portal 8
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6.1.x
The recommended solution is to apply PI07185 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply Interim Fix PI07185 or a Cumulative Fix containing PI07185.
For 8.0.0 through 220.127.116.11
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 18.104.22.168 with Cumulative Fix 10 (CF10)
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 22.214.171.124: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)
For 7.0.0 through 126.96.36.199
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27)
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 184.108.40.206: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)
For 220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168
▪ Upgrade to Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply Interim Fix PI07185
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
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 PI07185
(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 18.104.22.168: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)
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Related informationIBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
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28th February 2014: Original Copy Published
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More support for:
Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1665915
Modified date: 03 March 2014