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Security Bulletin: Vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and Apache Commons FileUpload affects IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (CVE-2016-1181, CVE-2016-1182, CVE-2016-3092)

Security Bulletin


Summary

Vulnerability in Apache Struts and Apache Commons FileUpload affects IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (CVE-2016-1181, CVE-2016-1182, CVE-2016-3092)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-1181
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to protect against unintended remote operations against components on server memory by the ActionForm instance. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1182
DESCRIPTION:
Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the improper validation of input by the Validator. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify validation rules and error messages.
CVSS Base Score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113853 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3092
DESCRIPTION:
 Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the Apache Commons FileUpload component. By sending file upload requests, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the server to become unresponsive.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/114336 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions


WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.5
WebSphere Service Registry and Repository V8.0

For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version of the product

Remediation/Fixes

To remediate CVE-2016-1181, CVE-2016-1182 and CVE-2016-3092 you need to apply fixes for both IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository.

For WebSphere Application Server updates refer to this bulletin regarding CVE-2016-1181 and CVE-2016-1182
Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Commons affects IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2016-1181 and CVE-2016-1182)

For CVE-2016-3092, please refer to this to this bulletin:
Security Bulletin: Apache Commons FileUpload Vulnerability affects WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2016-3092)

For WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, all three vulnerabilities have been fixed under APARs IV87422 and IV87429

Fixes containing IV87422 and IV87429 have been published and are available from Fix Central.

For WSRR V8.5

For WSRR V8.0 IBM recommends that you review your entire environment to identify vulnerable releases of the open-source Apache Commons Collections and take appropriate mitigation and remediation actions.

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References

Related information

Change History

12 September 2016: Original version 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 Service Registry and Repository
Security

Software version: 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.5.5.0, 8.5.6.0

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

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1988198

Modified date: 24 October 2016