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Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server ND (CVE-2019-4505)

Security Bulletin


Summary

There is an information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server ND.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2019-4505
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by sending a specially-crafted URL. This can lead the attacker to view any file in a certain directory.
CVSS Base Score: 3.7
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/164364 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following:

  • WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0
  • WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5
  • WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 8.0
  • WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Version 7.0

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing the APAR for each named product as soon as practical.

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

For V9.0.0.0 through 9.0.5.0:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH14796
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.5.1 or later (targeted availability 3Q2019).

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.16:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PH14796
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 8.5.5.17 or later (targeted availability 1Q 2020).

For WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Edition:

For V7.0:
· Apply interim fix PH14796
 

WebSphere Virtual Enterprise 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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Acknowledgement

The vulnerability was reported to IBM by Venustech ADLab

Change History

17 September 2019: Original Document published

*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

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 October 2019

UID

ibm10964766