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PH36476: 8.5.5.18 CONSOLE SECURITY TIGHTENING

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The cookies downloaded from the WebSphere Integrated Solutions
    Console are not configured with the 'Secure' and 'HttpOnly'
    flag and the cookie path is set to '/'.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using the administrative console to  *
    *                  manage their WebSphere environment.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The TJ3 and TEJ had do not have         *
    *                      Secure or HttpOnly set.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    TJE and TEJ cookies of the console do not have the Secure and
    HttpOnly flags set.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The console was only modified to add the Secure flag to the
    cookies.   The cookies are used by javascript to open/close
    options on the navigation panel.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    9.0.5.9, 8.5.5.21. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH36476

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-04-20

  • Closed date

    2021-08-12

  • Last modified date

    2021-08-12

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
13 August 2021