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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in Apache Struts and Apache Commons that is used by WebSphere Application Server UDDI

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Summary

Vulnerabilities exist in Apache Struts and Apache Commons that is used by WebSphere Application Server UDDI. These only exist if you have deployed the optional UDDI application.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2014-0114
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to restrict the setting of Class Loader attributes. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the class parameter of an ActionForm object to manipulate the ClassLoader and execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/92889 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2012-1007
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of user-supplied input by the upload-submit.do, processSimple.do and struts-cookbook/processDyna.do scripts. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using the name or message parameter in a specially-crafted URL to execute script in a victim''s Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the URL is clicked. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim''s cookie-based authentication credentials.
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/73052 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1182
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by the failure to properly properly restrict the Validator configuration bin ActionServlet.java. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to modify validation rules and error messages.
CVSS Base Score: 4.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113853 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-1181
DESCRIPTION: Apache Struts could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the failure to protect against unintended remote operations against components on server memory by the ActionForm instance. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVSS Base Score: 8.1
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/113852 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional using the optional UDDI.ear.
  • 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 APAR PI97162 if you are using the optional UDDI.ear 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 9.0.0.8:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI97162
--OR--
· Apply Fix Pack 9.0.0.9 or later.

For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.13:
· Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI9716 2
--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 levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI97162

For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.45:
· Upgrade to a minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply Interim Fix PI97162



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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Change History

21 June 2018: 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.

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 February 2019

UID

swg22016214