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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty for IBM i is affected by arbitrary code execution and other attacks due to multiple vulnerabilities.

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Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Application Server allow arbitrary code execution, LDAP injection, unauthorized access, and click hijacking as described in the CVEs listed in the vulnerability details section. IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty for IBM i has addressed the vulnerabilities with a fix that upgrades the Liberty runtime to version 22.0.0.3.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2022-22310
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.10 through 21.0.0.12 could provide weaker than expected security. A remote attacker could exploit this weakness to obtain sensitive information and gain unauthorized access to JAX-WS applications. IBM X-Force ID: 217224.
CVSS Base score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/217224 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-23450
DESCRIPTION:   Dojo could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a prototype pollution in the setObject function. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base score: 9.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/216463 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVEID:   CVE-2021-39038
DESCRIPTION:   IBM WebSphere Application Server 9.0 and IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3 through 22.0.0.2 could allow a remote attacker to hijack the clicking action of the victim. By persuading a victim to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to hijack the victim's click actions and possibly launch further attacks against the victim. IBM X-Force ID: 213968.
CVSS Base score: 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/213968 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N)

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

Affected Product(s)Version(s)
IBM i7.4
IBM i7.3
IBM i7.2

Remediation/Fixes

IBM strongly recommends addressing the vulnerabilities now.
The issues can be fixed by applying a PTF to IBM i.  IBM i releases 7.4, 7.3, and 7.2 will be fixed.
 
The IBM i PTF numbers containing the fix for the CVEs :
IBM i Release5770-SS1 PTF NumberPTF Download Link
7.4SI78971https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ptf/SI78971
7.3SI78972https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ptf/SI78972
7.2SI78973https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ptf/SI78973

https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral

Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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Change History

31 Mar 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:
31 March 2022

UID

ibm16568369