ESB-2018.1295 - [Linux] IBM WebSphere Application Server: Access confidential data - Existing account 2018-04-27

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                               ESB-2018.1295
 A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application
                Server Liberty which may impact IBM Streams
                               27 April 2018

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

Reference:         ESB-2018.0309
                   ESB-2018.0294

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22015861

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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM
WebSphere Application Server Liberty which may impact IBM Streams
(CVE-2017-1681)


Document information

More support for: IBM Streams

Software version: 3.0, 3.1, 3.2.1, 4.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 2015861

Modified date: 25 April 2018


Security Bulletin

Summary

IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile is shipped as a
component of IBM Streams. Information about a security vulnerabilities
affecting WAS Liberty profile has been published in a security bulletin.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2017-1681
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server (IBM Liberty for Java for Bluemix
3.15) 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. IBM X-Force ID: 134003.
CVSS Base Score: 4
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:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

  o IBM Streams Version 4.2.1.3 and earlier
  o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.1.1.5 and earlier
  o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 4.0.1.5 and earlier
  o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.2.1.6 and earlier
  o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.1.0.8 and earlier
  o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.0.0.6 and earlier

Remediation/Fixes

NOTE: Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.

To remediate/fix this issue, follow the instructions below:

  o Version 4.2.x:  Apply 4.2.1 Fix Pack 4 (4.2.1.4) or higher.
  o Version 4.1.x:  Contact IBM technical support.
  o Version 4.0.x:  Contact IBM technical support.
  o Versions 3.2.x, 3.1.x, and 3.0.x:  For versions earlier than 4.x.x, IBM
    recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
    product. Customers who cannot upgrade and need to secure their installation
    should open a PMR with IBM Technical Support and request assistance
    securing their InfoSphere Streams system against the vulnerabilities
    identified in this Security Bulletin.

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


Change History

April 25, 2018: 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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