ESB-2018.0002 - [Win][Linux][IBM i][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM WebSphere Portal: Access confidential data - Remote/unauthenticated 2018-01-02

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                               ESB-2018.0002
        Security Bulletin: Information Disclosure Vulnerability in
                   IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2017-1698)
                              2 January 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Portal
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1698  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22011519

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

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

Security Bulletin

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|9.0        |PI91241|      ? Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15)|
|Portal       |           |       |        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|8.5        |PI91241|      ? Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 15 (CF15)|
|Portal       |           |       |        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|8.0.0      |PI91241|      ? Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with   |
|Portal       |through    |       |        Cumulative Fix 22 (CF22) and then  |
|             |8.0.0.1    |       |        apply the Interim Fix PI91241.     |
|             |           |       |                                           |
|             |           |       |(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere   |
|             |           |       |Portal 8.0.0.1)                            |
+-------------+-----------+-------+-------------------------------------------+
|IBM WebSphere|7.0.0      |PI91241|      ? Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with   |
|Portal       |through    |       |        Cumulative Fix 30 (CF30) and then  |
|             |7.0.0.2    |       |        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

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.

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