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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in Apache Batik affects WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2019-17566)

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Summary

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 Server9.0
WebSphere Application Server8.0
WebSphere Application Server8.5

Remediation/Fixes

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.5.4:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH26761
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.5.5 or later (targeted availability 3Q2020). 

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.17:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH26761
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.18 or later (targeted availability 3Q2020).

 

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.15:
· Upgrade to 8.0.0.15 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

None

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References

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Change History

25 Aug 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:
25 August 2020

UID

ibm16322683