Date: 10 June 2005
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AA-2005.007 AUSCERT Advisory
Buffer overflow vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server
10 June 2005
AusCERT Advisory Summary
Product: WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2
Operating System: AIX
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CAN-2005-1872
A buffer overflow in the WebSphere Application Server Administrative
Console has been found that could allow a malicious user to execute
arbitrary code if the 'global security option' has been enabled.
A malicious unauthenticated user could execute arbitrary code on the
host running WebSphere Application Server.
Apply IBM's cumulative fix 11 for WebSphere Application Server, which can
be found at:
As a workaround untrusted users should be blocked from accessing TCP
ports 9080, 9090 and 9043 on the WebSphere host, however any users allowed
to connect to it will still be able to exploit this vulnerability.
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