ESB-2018.3069 - [Win][Linux][IBM i][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console: Access confidential data - Existing account 2018-10-10

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                               ESB-2018.3069
   Security Bulletin: Potential traversal vulnerability in IBM WebSphere
             Application Server Admin Console (CVE-2018-1770)
                              10 October 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1770  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10729521

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Security Bulletin: Potential traversal vulnerability in IBM WebSphere
Application Server Admin Console (CVE-2018-1770)

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server

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, Network
Deployment, Single Server

Reference #: 0729521

Modified date: 09 October 2018

Summary

There is a potential directory traversal vulnerability in the Admin Console
for WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2018-1770
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to
traverse directories on the system. An attacker could send a specially-crafted
URL request containing "dot dot" sequences (/../) to view arbitrary files on
the system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
148686 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

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

  o Version 9.0
  o Version 8.5
  o Version 8.0
  o Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

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

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.9:
. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply
Interim Fix PH01617
- --OR--
. Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.10 or later (targeted availability 4Q2018).

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.14:
. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix  and then
apply Interim Fix PH01617
- --OR--
. Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.15 or later (targeted availability 1Q2019).

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.15:
. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then
apply Interim Fix PH01617

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.45:
. Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then
apply Interim Fix PH01617 

WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 are no longer in full support; IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
product.

Change History

09 October 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.

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