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Security Bulletin: IBM Security Access Manager appliances are affected by a vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2016-5983)

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Summary

A vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application Server, which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code with a serialized object from untrusted sources. IBM Security Access Manager appliances are affected by this vulnerability.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2016-5983
DESCRIPTION:
 IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary Java code with a serialized object from untrusted sources. 
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116468 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 appliances, all firmware versions.

Remediation/Fixes

IBM has provided patches for all affected versions. Follow the installation instructions in the README files included with the patch.

Product VRMF APAR Remediation
IBM Security Access Manager for Web 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.5
IV93187 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.5, upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-WGA-FP0005
2. Upgrade to 8.0.1.5 IF1:
8.0.1.5-ISS-WGA-IF0001
IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile 8.0.0.0 -
8.0.1.5
IV93249 1. For versions prior to 8.0.1.5, upgrade to 8.0.1.5:
8.0.1-ISS-ISAM-FP0005
2. Upgrade to 8.0.1.5. IF 1:
8.0.1.5-ISS-ISAM-IF0001
IBM Security Access Manager 9.0 -
9.0.2.1
IV93187 1. For versions prior to 9.0.2.1, upgrade to 9.0.2.1:
9.0.2-ISS-ISAM-FP0001
2. Upgrade to 9.0.2.1 IF 1:
9.0.2.1-ISS-ISAM-IF0001

Workarounds and Mitigations

None.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

February 21, 2017: 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.

Disclaimer

According to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and priority of response." IBM PROVIDES THE CVSS SCORES "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Mobile
Security IBM Security Access Manager for Web

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Access Manager

Software version: 8.0.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.0.0.4, 8.0.0.5, 8.0.1, 8.0.1.2, 8.0.1.3, 8.0.1.4, 8.0.1.5, 9.0.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1.0, 9.0.2.0

Operating system(s): Appliance

Reference #: 1996871

Modified date: 24 February 2017