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        Vulnerability in Apache Batik affects WebSphere Application
                          Server (CVE-2019-17566)
                              26 August 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           WebSphere Application Server
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Unauthorised Access -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-17566  

Original Bulletin: 

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Vulnerability in Apache Batik affects WebSphere Application Server

Security Bulletin


There is a server-side request forgery vulnerability in the Apache Batik
library which is used by WebSphere Application Server. This has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-17566
DESCRIPTION: Apache Batik is vulnerable to server-side request forgery, caused
by improper input validation by the "xlink:href" attributes. By using a
specially-crafted argument, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to
cause the underlying server to make arbitrary GET requests.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
183402 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

|Affected Product(s)         |Version(s)|
|WebSphere Application Server|9.0       |
|WebSphere Application Server|8.0       |
|WebSphere Application Server|8.5       |


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

For V9.0.0.0 through
. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply
Interim Fix PH26761
- --OR--
. Apply Fix Pack or later (targeted availability 3Q2020).

For V8.5.0.0 through
. Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply
Interim Fix PH26761
- --OR--
. Apply Fix Pack or later (targeted availability 3Q2020).

For V8.0.0.0 through
. Upgrade to and then apply Interim Fix PH26761

Additional interim fixes may be available and linked off the interim fix
download page.

WebSphere Application Server V8.0 are is longer in full support; IBM recommends
upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations


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