There is a class loader manipulation vulnerability in Apache Struts (CVE-2014-0114) that affects WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager.
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts 1.X might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, which is caused by the failure to restrict the setting of class loader attributes. An attacker might exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter of an ActionForm object to manipulate the class loader and execute arbitrary code on the system. There is partial impact to confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92889 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
The affected products can be vulnerable in up to the following two different scenarios:
Affected Products and Versions
|Version||Vulnerable scenario||Relevant fix or fixes|
||7.2 and earlier||WebSphere Application Server administrative console and product-specific usage of struts||PI17190 and JR50221|
||7.5.x||WebSphere Application Server administrative console and product-specific usage of struts||PI17190 and JR50221|
||8.0.x, 8.5.x||Product-specific usage of struts||JR50221|
The recommended solutions is to apply interim fix JR50221 for WebSphere Lombardi Edition and IBM Business Process Manager as well as interim fix PI17190 for WebSphere Application Server V7 and earlier as described in the WebSphere Application Server Security Bulletin.
JR50221 is available on FixCentral:
Workarounds and Mitigations
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15 June 2018