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Security Bulletin: Liberty for Java for IBM Cloud is vulnerable to LDAP Injection (CVE-2021-39031)

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Summary

Liberty for Java for IBM Cloud is vulnerable to LDAP injection. This has been addressed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39031
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server - Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 22.0.0.1 could allow a remote authenticated attacker to conduct an LDAP injection. By using a specially crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability and could result in in granting permission to unauthorized resources. IBM X-Force ID: 213875.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213875 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

These vulnerabilities affect all versions of Liberty for Java for IBM Cloud up to and including v3.65.


Remediation/Fixes

To upgrade to Liberty for Java for IBM Cloud v3.65-20220106-0934 or higher, you must re-stage or re-push your application

To find the current version of Liberty for Java for IBM Cloud being used, from the command-line Cloud Foundry client by running the following commands:

cf ssh <appname> -c "cat staging_info.yml"

Look for the following lines:

{“detected_buildpack”:“Liberty for Java(TM) (WAR, liberty-21.0.0_12, buildpack-v3.65-20220106-0934, ibmjdk-1.8.0_sr7-20211025, env)“,”start_command”:“.liberty/initial_startup.rb”}

To re-stage your application using the command-line Cloud Foundry client, use the following command:

cf restage <appname>

To re-push your application using the command-line Cloud Foundry client, use the following command:

cf push <appname>

 

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

04 Feb 2022: 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:
04 February 2022

UID

ibm16554038