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Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2017-1698)

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Summary

A fix is available for an information disclosure vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2017-1698).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1698
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal could reveal sensitive information from an error message that could lead to further attacks against the system.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134390 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product
Affected Versions
IBM WebSphere Portal 9.0.0.0 - 9.0.0.0 CF15
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0 - 8.5.0.0 CF15
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.0 - 8.0.0.1 CF22
IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.0 - 7.0.0.2 CF30

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

Remediation/Fixes

Product VRMF APARs Fix
IBM WebSphere Portal 9.0 PI91241
    • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15) and then apply the Interim Fix PI91241.
--or--
    • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 16 (CF16), targeted for 2Q 2018.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 9.0)
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5 PI91241
    • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15) and then apply the Interim Fix PI91241.
--or--
    • Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 16 (CF16), targeted for 2Q 2018.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0)
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1 PI91241
    • Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 22 (CF22) and then apply the Interim Fix PI91241.
(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1)
IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2 PI91241
    • Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 30 (CF30) and then apply the Interim Fix PI91241.
(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2)

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

Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by James Nichols at 80/20 Lab & Dale Thornton at PwC

Change History

21 December 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

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Portal

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0

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

Reference #: 2011519

Modified date: 21 December 2017