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Security Bulletin: IBM Platform Symphony (CVE-2013-2251 CVE-2013-2248 CVE-2013-2135 CVE-2013-2134 CVE-2013-2115 CVE-2013-1966 CVE-2013-1965 CVE-2013-4310)

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Summary

This bulletin relates to several security vulnerabilities that have been reported against Apache Struts 2 through October 2013. IBM Platform Symphony includes a version of Struts 2 that is vulnerable to these issues.

Vulnerability Details

Several security vulnerabilities have been reported against Apache Struts 2 through October 2013. IBM Platform Symphony’s PMC GUI uses Struts 2 as a framework for Java web applications. A version of the package that is vulnerable to these issues is included in several past versions of IBM Platform Symphony. The latest versions of Struts 2 address all the vulnerabilities and can be applied through the fix detailed in the Remediation section.


CVE-2013-4310

Description:

Apache Struts 2.0.0 through 2.3.15.1 allows remote attackers to bypass access controls via a crafted action: prefix.

CVSS Base Score: 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/87336 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVE-2013-2251

Description:

Apache Struts 2.0.0 through 2.3.15 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL expressions via a parameter with a crafted (1) action:, (2) redirect:, or (3) redirectAction: prefix.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85756 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


CVE-2013-2248

Description:

Multiple open redirect vulnerabilities in Apache Struts 2.0.0 through 2.3.15 allow remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks via a URL in a parameter using the (1) redirect: or (2) redirectAction: prefix.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85755 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE-2013-2135

Description:

Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a request with a crafted value that contains both "${}" and "%{}" sequences, which causes the OGNL code to be evaluated twice.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84763 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2013-2134

Description:

Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a request with a crafted action name that is not properly handled during wildcard matching, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-2135.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84762 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2013-2115

Description:

Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a crafted request that is not properly handled when using the includeParams attribute in the (1) URL or (2) A tag. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-1966.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84543 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2013-1966

Description:

Apache Struts 2 before 2.3.14.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a crafted request that is not properly handled when using the includeParams attribute in the (1) URL or (2) A tag.

CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/84542 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE-2013-1965

Description:

Apache Struts Showcase App 2.0.0 through 2.3.13, as used in Struts 2 before 2.3.14.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary OGNL code via a crafted parameter name that is not properly handled when invoking a redirect.

CVSS Base Score: 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/85573 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED PRODUCTS AND VERSIONS:
IBM Platform Symphony 5.2 and 6.1.x


REMEDIATION:

We strongly recommend that you apply the following fix from FixCentral to avoid this potential security exposure.


ProductVRMFFix ID
IBM Platform Symphony5.2sym-5.2-build224587
IBM Platform Symphony6.1.0.1sym-6.1.0.1-build224587
sym-6.1.0.1-build226780
IBM Platform Symphony6.1.1sym-6.1.1-build224587
sym-6.1.1-build226780



Workaround(s) & Mitigation(s):
None



REFERENCES:
· Complete CVSS Guide
· On-line Calculator V2



RELATED INFORMATION:
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
None

CHANGE HISTORY
20 December, 2013 Original Copy Published


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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:
17 June 2018

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isg3T1020512