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ESB-2014.2439 - [Win][Linux][IBM i][HP-UX][Solaris][AIX] IBM WebSphere Portal: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: 18 December 2014

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                               ESB-2014.2439
  Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM
      WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6171, CVE-2014-6193, CVE-2014-8902)
                             18 December 2014

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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
                   i5/OS
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Modify Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account            
                   Create Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account            
                   Delete Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account            
                   Cross-site Scripting   -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-8902 CVE-2014-6193 CVE-2014-6171

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21692107

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Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM 
WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6171, CVE-2014-6193, CVE-2014-8902)

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1692107

Modified date:

2014-12-16

Summary

Security Bulletin: Fixes available for Security Vulnerabilities in IBM 
WebSphere Portal (CVE-2014-6171, CVE-2014-6193, CVE-2014-8902)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-6171

DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, 
caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in
a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, 
once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the
victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 4.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98383 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:

WebSphere Portal 8.5

WebSphere Portal 8.0

WebSphere Portal 7

WebSphere Portal 6.1

REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to apply PI29134 as soon as practical.

Fix: Apply the Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix including PI29134.

For 8.5.0

Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 04 (CF04).

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29134.

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2

Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 29 (CF29) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29134.

(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2: 
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.5.3 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29134.

(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.6 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29134.

(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

WORKAROUNDS AND MITIGATIONS: None.

CVEID: CVE-2014-6193

DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Portal, with feature 'Managed Pages' enabled, could
allow a remote attacker to alter arbitrary pages, caused by an XML Injection 
vulnerability within the server when processing XML data. An attacker could 
exploit this vulnerability to create, alter, or delete pages.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.5

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/98567 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:

WebSphere Portal 8.5

WebSphere Portal 8.0

REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to apply PI28699 as soon as practical.

Fix: Apply the Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix including PI28699.

For 8.5.0

Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 04 (CF04).

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI28699.

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

WORKAROUNDS AND MITIGATIONS: None.

CVEID: CVE-2014-8902

DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, 
caused by improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted URL to execute script in
a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, 
once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the
victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 4.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/99150 for the 
current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:

WebSphere Portal 8.5

WebSphere Portal 8.0

WebSphere Portal 7

WebSphere Portal 6.1

REMEDIATION:

The recommended solution is to apply PI29956 as soon as practical.

Fix: Apply the Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix including PI29956.

For 8.5.0

Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 04 (CF04).

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786)

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 14 (CF14) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29956.

(Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497)

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2

Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 29 (CF29) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29956.

(Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2: 
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452)

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.5.3 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29956.

(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.6 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the 
Interim Fix PI29956.

(Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6: 
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835)

WORKAROUNDS AND MITIGATIONS:

If the 'Blog Portlet' (named 'Blog Portlet v7' in IBM WebSphere Portal version
7.x) is not used, stop or uninstall this portlet.

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References

Complete CVSS Guide

On-line Calculator V2

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

16 December 2014: 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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