IBM Support

Security Bulletin: WebSphere Application Server Admin Console is vulnerable to cross-site scripting (CVE-2020-4578)

Security Bulletin


Summary

WebSphere Application Server Admin Console is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4578
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to cross-site scripting. This vulnerability allows users to embed arbitrary JavaScript code in the Web UI thus altering the intended functionality potentially leading to credentials disclosure within a trusted session.
CVSS Base score: 5.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/184433 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

Affected Product(s) Version(s)
WebSphere Application Server 9.0
WebSphere Application Server 8.5
WebSphere Application Server 8.0
WebSphere Application Server 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.5.5:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH26220
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.5.6 or later (targeted availability 4Q2020). 

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 PH26220
--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 PH26220
 

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.45:
· Upgrade to 7.0.0.45 and  then apply Interim Fix PH26220
 

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

WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and V8.0 are no longer in full support; IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

References

Off

Change History

09 Sept 2020: Initial Publication
29 Sept 2020: Added interim fix

*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.

Document Location

Worldwide

[{"Business Unit":{"code":"BU004","label":"Hybrid Cloud"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Component":"","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF010","label":"HP-UX"},{"code":"PF012","label":"IBM i"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF027","label":"Solaris"},{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"},{"code":"PF035","label":"z/OS"}],"Version":"7.0,8.0,8.5,9.0","Edition":"Advanced,Base,Developer,Enterprise,Express,Network Deployment,Single Server"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
29 September 2020

UID

ibm16328895