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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in Apache Commons HttpClient used by WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2012-5783)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is a potential information disclosure in Apache Commons HttpClient used by WebSphere Application Server.

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2012-5783
DESCRIPTION: Apache Commons HttpClient, as used in Amazon Flexible Payments Service (FPS) merchant Java SDK and other products, could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a specially-crafted certificate, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79984 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional:

  • Version 9.0
  • Version 8.5
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes


The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing the APARs for each named product as soon as practical. There are 2 separate interim fixes that may need to be applied, links are provided below:
APARs
PI96685 - for users of JAX-WS Web Services
PI98251 - for users of SOAP Connector (default)

For WebSphere Application Server traditional and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.0.7:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.8 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.13:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.14 or later.

For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.15:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack level as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.45:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fixes and then apply Interim Fix PI96685 and PI98251

WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 are no longer in full support; IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the product.

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References

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Change History

21 June 2018: original document published
27 June 2018: corrected fix pack level for v9

*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 Information

Modified date:
19 February 2019

UID

swg22016216