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Security Bulletin: IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid Vulnerability (CVE-2013-4039)

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Potential security vulnerability fixed in IBM WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid V8.0.0.3



CVE ID: CVE-2013-4039 (PM84760)

WebSphere Extended Deployment Compute Grid could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information and exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to jobs.


CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)

: The following Versions are affected:

  • Version 8

  • REMEDIATION: The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical
    Apply a Fix Pack containing this APAR PM84760, as noted below:

    For V8.0 through
  • Apply Fix Pack 3 (, or later.

  • Workaround(s): None
    Mitigation(s): none

    Important note:
    IBM strongly suggests that all System z customers be subscribed to the System z Security Portal to receive the latest critical System z security and integrity service. If you are not subscribed, see the instructions on the System z Security web site. Security and integrity APARs and associated fixes will be posted to this portal. IBM suggests reviewing the CVSS scores and applying all security or integrity fixes as soon as possible to minimize any potential risk.

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  • 21 August 2013: Original copy published
  • 21 August 2013: xforce link updated

  • *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 Flash.

    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:
    15 June 2018