Security Bulletin: Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-2901)
A fix is available for a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2016-2901).
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager 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 request. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113194 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 (CF08 - CF10 inclusive)
Apply a Cumulative Fix containing PI62594.
- Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 11 (CF11)
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 22.214.171.124: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)
Workarounds and Mitigations
Stop the 'PA_Theme_Creator' application, until a fix is applied.
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14 June 2016: Original Version Published
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