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Security Bulletin: Fix Available for Denial of Service Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1943)

Security Bulletin


Summary

A fix is available for a denial of service vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Portal (CVE-2015-1943).

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-1943
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a malicious request, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the consumption of all CPU or memory resources to cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103138 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Affected Products and Versions

IBM WebSphere Portal 8.5
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0
IBM WebSphere Portal 7
IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply PI39617 as soon as practical.
Fix: Apply an Interim Fix or a Cumulative Fix containing PI39617.

For 8.5.0


For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

20 July 2015: Original Version Published
16 August 2016: Portal 6.1.x remediation updated from PI39617 to PI47714.

*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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21962567