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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache CXF affects WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2019-17573)

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Summary

There is a Cross-Site Scripting exposure in the Apache CXF library used by WebSphere Application Server. This has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2019-17573
DESCRIPTION:   Apache CXF is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the services listing page. 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 Base score: 6.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/174689 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
WebSphere Application Server Liberty17.0.0.3-20.0.0.2

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix or Fix Pack containing APAR PH22079 for each named product as soon as practical.

For WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3-20.0.0.2 using the jaxws-2.2 feature: 
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH22079.  
--OR--
· Apply Liberty Fix Pack 20.0.0.3 or later. 

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

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

19 Mar 2020: Initial Publication

*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.

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Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 March 2020

UID

ibm16100132