ESB-2018.0294 - [Win][Linux][IBM i][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM WebSphere Application Server: Access confidential data - Existing account 2018-01-30

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                               ESB-2018.0294
          Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in WebSphere
                    Application Server (CVE-2017-1681)
                              30 January 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Application Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1681  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22010419

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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server 
(CVE-2017-1681)


Document information

Software version: 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0

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

Software edition: Advanced, Base, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Liberty, 
		  Network Deployment, Single Server

Reference #: 2010419

Modified date: 29 January 2018


Summary

There is a potential information disclosure vulnerability in WebSphere 
Application Server.


Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2017-1681
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a local attacker to 
	     obtain sensitive information, caused by improper handling of 
	     application requests, which could allow unauthorized access to 
	     read a file.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134003
		     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

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere 
Application Server:

    Liberty
    Version 9.0
    Version 8.5
    Version 8.0
    Version 7.0


Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing 
APARs PI88642 for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty with fixpack levels prior to 17.0.0.3:
Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply 
Interim Fix PI88642
- --OR--
Apply Liberty Fix Pack 17.0.0.3 or later.

For WebSphere Application Server traditional and WebSphere Application Server 
Hypervisor Edition:

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.6:
Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then 
apply Interim Fix PI88642
- --OR--
Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.7 or later (targeted availability 1Q2018).

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.12:
Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then 
apply Interim Fix PI88642
- --OR--
Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.13 or later (targeted availability 1Q2018).

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.14:
Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then 
apply Interim Fix PI88642
- --OR--
Apply Fix Pack 8.0.0.15 or later (targeted availability 2Q2018).

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.43:
Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then 
apply Interim Fix PI88642
- --OR--
Apply Fix Pack 7.0.0.45 or later (targeted availability 2Q2018).


Change History

29 January 2018: 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.


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
Application Servers 	WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition 				
Application Servers 	WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core

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