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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-4814; CVE-2014-4808; CVE-2014-4821; CVE-2014-6125; CVE-2014-6126)

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Summary

Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-4814; CVE-2014-4808; CVE-2014-4821; CVE-2014-6125; CVE-2014-6126)

Vulnerability Details

Fixes are available for the following security vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Portal:

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-4814

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the failure to properly detect recursion during entity expansion. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML document, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the system to crash.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95391 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI24622 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI24622.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6
Workaround: None.
Mitigation: None.
CVE-ID: CVE-2014-4808

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal contains an unspecified vulnerability that would allow an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95375 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI25993 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI25993.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6
Workaround: None.
Mitigation: None.
CVE-ID: CVE-2014-4821

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal contains an information disclosure vulnerability that could allow an attacker to identify whether a file exists or not based on webserver error codes.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/95466 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
WebSphere Portal 8.5
WebSphere Portal 8.0
WebSphere Portal 7
WebSphere Portal 6

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI27710 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI27710.

For 8.5.0
For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1
For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2
For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3
For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6
Workaround: None.
Mitigation: None.
CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6125

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. By persuading an authenticated user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could send a malformed HTTP. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96782 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:
WebSphere Portal 8.5

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI26889 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI26889.

For 8.5.0
Workaround: None.
Mitigation: None.
CVE-ID: CVE-2014-6126

DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/96783 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:
WebSphere Portal 8.5

REMEDIATION:
The recommended solution is to apply PI26889 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI26889.

For 8.5.0
Workaround: None.
Mitigation: None.

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References

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Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

2014-10-24: 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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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

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

Reference #: 1684651

Modified date: 24 October 2014