IBM Support

Security Bulletin: Multiple Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.11

Security Bulletin


Summary

Cross reference list for security vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor, WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile and IBM HTTP Server.

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8890
DESCRIPTION:
WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system if the deployment descriptor security constraints are combined with ServletSecurity annotations on a servlet.

CVSS:

CVSS Base Score: 5.1

CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/99009 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


AFFECTED VERSIONS
: The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:

  • Version 8.5 Full Profile
  • Version 8.0


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI31339, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition:

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4:
  • Apply Fix Pack 5 (8.5.5.5), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI31339


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI31339


  • Workaround(s):
    If your servlet has constraints in both the annotation and the Deployment Descriptor, combine them to be in the web.xml
    Mitigation(s):
    None known



    CVE ID:
    CVE-2015-1885
    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system when OAuth grant type of password is used.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 9.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101255 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8.0
  • Version 7.0


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI36211 for Full Profile and PI33202 for Liberty Profile, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition
    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5 Full Profile:
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI36211

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.

  •  

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4 Liberty Profile:
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI33202

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 5 (8.5.5.5), or later.


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI36211

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI36211

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.
  • After the fix pack is installed, the fix will not be active until the installed OAuth ear, WebSphereOauth20SP.ear, is updated from the (WAS_HOME)/installableApps directory.


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

    CVEID:
    CVE-2015-0250
    DESCRIPTION:
    Apache Batik could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted SVG file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to reveal files and obtain sensitive information.
    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/#/vulnerabilities/101614 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7
  • Version 6.1


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix , Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI39768 or PI49437, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI39768


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI39768


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI49437


  • For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:
  • Apply Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47), or later and then apply Interim Fix PI49437



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


    CVEID:
    CVE-2015-1927
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an application not having the correct serveServletsbyClassname setting. By a developer not setting the correct property, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access.
    CVSS Base Score: 6.8
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102872 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)


    AFFECTED VERSIONS
    : The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix , Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI31622, as noted below:

    Please Note:
    This APAR has changed the default value of the WebContainer custom property com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassname from false to true so that no security threat could occur. Prior to this change, it was up to the developer to remember to change the custom property to true before deploying into production.


    Property Name:
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassname
    Description:
    If set to true, disallows the use of serveServletsByClassnameEnabled at the application server level, overriding any setting of serveServletsByClassnameEnabled at the application level. This property affects all applications.
    Values:
    true(default)/false

    If you need to change the value please refer to the the following technote for instructions on enabling WebContainer custom properties:

    Full Profile: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21284395
    Liberty Profile: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21597753

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5:
  • Apply Fix Pack 6 (8.5.5.6), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI31622


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI31622


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI31622


  • For V6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.47:
  • Upgrade to Fix Pack 47 (6.1.0.47) and apply Interim Fix PI31622


  • Workaround(s): Set the custom property com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.disallowServeServletsByClassName to true
    Mitigation(s):
    None known


    CVEID: CVE-2015-1932
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise could allow a remote attacker to obtain information that identifies the proxy server software being used.
    CVSS Base Score: 5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/102970 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

    AFFECTED VERSIONS: The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7
  • Version 7 IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise on WebSphere Application Server Version 7 and Version 8


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix , Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI38403, as noted below:

    Note:
    By default, the ODR and proxy server will ignore the http.compliance.via custom property and not set the HTTP Via header. A new custom property is being introduced that if set to false will allow the http.compliance.via setting to be honored. The custom property, http.ignore.compliance.via can be set on an ODR or Proxy server.

    In the Administrative console, expand Servers>Server Types > On Demand Routers > server_name to open the configuration tab for the server.
    Expand On Demand Router settings, click On Demand Router Properties
    Under Additional properties, click Custom properties > new.



    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition and IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.6:
  • Apply Fix Pack 7 (8.5.5.7) or later.

  • -- OR
  • Apply the mitigation below


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Apply the mitigation below


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Apply the mitigation below


  • For IBM WebSphere Virtual Enterprise using WebSphere Application Server V7.0 and V8.0:
  • Apply WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Fix Pack 7 (7.0.0.7) or later (targeted to be available 1Q 2016).

  • -- OR
  • Apply the mitigation below


  • Workaround(s):
    None known

    Mitigation(s):
    Remove the custom property http.compliance.via or set it to false.
    To remove the custom property http.compliance.via:

    In the Administrative console, expand Servers>Server Types > On Demand Routers > server_name to open the configuration tab for the server.
    Expand On Demand Router Properties, click On Demand Router Settings
    Under Additional properties, click Custom properties, select the check box next to http.compliance.via property and press the Delete button.

    Alternatively, to set the property to false, click on http.compliance.via and change the value of the property to false and press the OK button.


    CVEID: CVE-2015-4938
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to spoof a servlet. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to persuade the user into entering sensitive information.
    CVSS Base Score: 3.5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104415 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N)

    AFFECTED VERSIONS: The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
  • Version 8.5 Full Profile and Liberty Profile
  • Version 8
  • Version 7


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named product as soon as practical.

    Fix:

    Apply an Interim Fix , Fix Pack or PTF containing this APAR PI37396, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Full profile, IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile and IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.6:
  • Apply Fix Pack 7 (8.5.5.7), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI37396


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI37396


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later.

  • -- OR
  • Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI37396


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

    Other APARs shipped with 8.0.0.11 are included in the security bulletins below:
    PI39833 Security bulletin for IBM HTTP Server Windows Denial of Service
    PI33012 Security Bulletin for Dojo Toolkit Vulnerability
    PI36563 Security Bulletin for RSA Export Keys for WebSphere Application Server
    PI36563 Security Bulletin for RC4 Stream Cipher for WebSphere Application Server
    PI38302 Security Bulletin for Management Port for WebSphere Application Server
    PI36417 Security Bulletin for RSA Export Keys for IBM HTTP Server
    PI34229 Security Bulletin for RC4 Stream Cipher for IBM HTTP Server
    PI31516 Security Bulletin for TLS padding vulnerability for IBM HTTP Server

    Get Notified about Future Security Bulletins

    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.

    References

    Off

    Change History

    17 August 2015: original document published
    2 September 2015: remove targeted fix pack level for 80011
    13 November 2015: updated interim fix PI39768 with PI49437

    *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.

    [{"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU004","label":"Hybrid Cloud"},"Component":"General","Platform":[{"code":"PF002","label":"AIX"},{"code":"PF010","label":"HP-UX"},{"code":"PF012","label":"IBM i"},{"code":"PF016","label":"Linux"},{"code":"PF027","label":"Solaris"},{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"},{"code":"PF035","label":"z\/OS"}],"Version":"8.5.5;8.5;8.0;7.0;6.1","Edition":"Base;Developer;Enterprise;Express;Liberty;Network Deployment"},{"Product":{"code":"SSEQTJ","label":"IBM HTTP Server"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU004","label":"Hybrid Cloud"},"Component":" ","Platform":[{"code":"","label":""}],"Version":"","Edition":""},{"Product":{"code":"SSCKBL","label":"WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU004","label":"Hybrid Cloud"},"Component":" ","Platform":[{"code":"","label":""}],"Version":"","Edition":""},{"Product":{"code":"SSD28V","label":"WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU004","label":"Hybrid Cloud"},"Component":" ","Platform":[{"code":"","label":""}],"Version":"","Edition":""}]

    Document Information

    Modified date:
    15 June 2018

    UID

    swg21963275