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Security Bulletin: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.5

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Summary

Cross reference list for security vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.5, IBM WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor 8.5.5.5 and IBM HTTP Server 8.5.5.5

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-0174 (APAR PI21072)
DESCRIPTION:
IBM WebSphere Application Server using SNMP capability could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information caused by improper handling of configuration data.
CVSS Base Score: 3.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100939 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N)


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

  • Version 8.5 Full Profile


  • 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 PI21702, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

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



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


    CVE ID:
    CVE-2014-3566 (APAR PI28050)

    DESCRIPTION:
    The Edge Caching Proxy could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a design error when using the SSLv3 protocol. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack to decrypt SSL sessions and access the plain text of encrypted connections.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 4.3
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/97013 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


  • 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 PI28050, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4:
  • Refer to Technote New directives added to WebSphere EDGE Caching Proxy

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


  • For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.10:
  • Refer to Technote New directives added to WebSphere EDGE Caching Proxy

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 11 (8.0.0.11), or later.


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.37:
  • Refer to Technote Enable TLSOnly to avoid the POODLE attack in WebSphere EDGE Caching Proxy

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later (targeted to be available 02 November 2015).


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

    CVE ID: CVE-2014-3083 (APAR PI17768 and PI30579)

    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to restrict access to resources located within the web application. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain configuration data and other sensitive information. PI17768 is used to deliver the code for the fix to the Portlet container and PI30579 is used to deliver the code for the fix to the Faces Portlet.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 5.0
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/93954 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (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
  • Version 8.5 Liberty Profile if you have installed the Portlet Container feature from the WASdev Liberty Repository.
  • Version 8
  • Version 7


  • Remediation/Fixes:
    Remediation is needed for WebSphere Application Server as well as there may be a need for your own portlets to be updated to avoid this issue. 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 PI17768 and/or PI30579, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.2 (Full Profile):
  • Apply Fix Pack 3 (8.5.5.3), or later for fix to Portlet container for PI17768
  • Apply Fix Pack 5 (8.5.5.5), or later for fix to Faces Portlet for PI30579

  • -- Or --
  • Apply Interim Fix for Faces Portlet PI30579
  • Apply Interim Fix for Portlet Container PI17768


  • For V8.5.0.0. through 8.5.5.2 (Liberty Profile):
    If you have the installed the Portlet Container Feature from WASdev Liberty Repository:
  • Remove the Portlet Container feature from your Liberty Profile server by deleting the following files and directories:

  • usr\extension\dev\api\spec\com.ibm.websphere.appserver.api.portlet_2.0.0.jar
    usr\extension\dev\api\spec\com.ibm.ws.javaee.ccpp_1.0.0.jar

    usr\extension\dev\api\spec\com.ibm.ws.javaee.portlet_2.0.0.jar

    usr\extension\lib\com.ibm.ws.portletcontainer_2.0.0.jar

    usr\extension\lib\features\com.ibm.websphere.appserver.portlet-2.0.mf

    usr\extension\lib\features\l10n\com.ibm.websphere.appserver.portlet-2.0.properties

    usr\extension\lafiles\com.ibm.websphere.appserver.portlet-2.0 directory and all subdirectories


    Then install the most current version of the Portlet Container from the WASdev Liberty Repository.

    For V8.0.0.0 through 8.0.0.9:
  • Apply Fix Pack 10 (8.0.0.10), or later.

  • -- Or --
  • Apply Interim Fix for Faces Portlet PI30579
  • Apply Interim Fix for Portlet Container PI17768


  • For V7.0.0.0 through 7.0.0.33:
  • Apply Fix Pack 35 (7.0.0.35), or later.

  • -- Or --
  • Apply Interim Fix PI17768
  • PI30579 is not applicable to version 7.0


  • Remediation for portlets:


    All JSR 286 compliant portlets that derive from class javax.portlet.GenericPortlet must override method serveResource.
    An overriding serveResource implementation must not call super.serveResource.
    If the portlet does not use resource serving, a empty implementation of serveResource should be used.


    Example: This empty implementation is correct for a portlet that does not use resource serving:

    @Override

    public
      void  serveResource(ResourceRequest request, ResourceResponse response) throws  PortletException, IOException {
       // Empty implementation on purpose

        if (logger.isLoggable(Level.WARNING) {

            // Unexpected call to serveResource, therefore log a warning.

            logger.log(Level.WARNING, "Unexpected call to serveResource.");

        }

    }


    Example of a WRONG fix:


    @Override

    public
      void  serveResource(ResourceRequest request, ResourceResponse response) throws  PortletException, IOException {
       //
    FIXME This is wrong: Calling super.serveResource does not fix the security issue !
       super
    .serveResource(request, response);
    }


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



    CVE ID: CVE-2014-8890 (APAR PI31339)

    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


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

  • -- OR
  • 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
  • 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


    APAR PI31516

    DESCRIPTION:
    Transport Layer Security (TLS) padding vulnerability via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack affects IBM HTTP Server.

    Affected Versions/Remediation/Fixes/Workaround/Mitigation

    Please refer to TLS padding vulnerability affects IBM HTTP Server for remediation information.


    CVEID: CVE-2015-0175 (APAR PI33008)
    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system caused by errors with the authData elements.
    CVSS Base Score: 4.9
    CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/100940 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P)

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


  • 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 PI33008, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile

    For V8.5.5.0 through 8.5.5.4:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33008

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


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

    CVE ID: CVE-2015-1885 (APAR PI33202 and PI36211)

    DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere Application Server Full Profile and Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system cause 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

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.5 Full Profile:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI36211

  • -- OR
  • Apply Fix Pack 39 (7.0.0.39), or later (targeted availability 18 September 2015).
  • 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


    CVE ID: CVE-2015-1882 (APAR PI33357)

    DESCRIPTION:
    IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile could allow a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by Run-as user for EJB not being honored under multi-threaded race conditions.

    CVSS:

    CVSS Base Score: 8.5
    CVSS Temporal Score: See
    https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/101238 for the current score
    CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
    CVSS String: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)


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


  • 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 PI33357, as noted below:

    For IBM WebSphere Application Server

    For V8.5.0.0 through 8.5.5.4:
  • Apply Interim Fix PI33357

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



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


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    Change History

    17 March 2015: original document published
    30 March 2015: updated ifix links
    1 April 2015: updated PI33008 when affected

    *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:
    15 June 2018

    UID

    swg21697368