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Security Bulletin: Cross-site request forgery in Liberty for Java for IBM Bluemix (CVE-2017-1194)

Security Bulletin


There is a potential cross-site request forgery in WebSphere Application Server OAuth service provider.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1194
IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery which could allow an attacker to execute malicious and unauthorized actions transmitted from a user that the website trusts.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects all versions of Liberty for Java in IBM Bluemix up to and including v3.8.


To upgrade to Liberty for Java v3.9-20170419-1403 or higher, you must re-stage or re-push your application.
To find the current version of Liberty for Java in IBM Bluemix being used, from the command-line Cloud Foundry client by running the following commands:

cf ssh <appname> -c cat "staging_info.yml"

Look for the following lines:

{"detected_buildpack":"Liberty for Java(TM) (WAR, liberty-xxx,, ibmjdk-1.8.0_20161213, env)","start_command":".liberty/initial_startup.rb"}

To re-stage your application using the command-line Cloud Foundry client, use the following command:

cf restage <appname>

To re-push your application using the command-line Cloud Foundry client, use the following command:

cf push <appname>

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Related information

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Change History

28 April 2017: original document 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: Liberty for Java for Bluemix

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2002811

Modified date: 29 April 2017