Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Application Server

Published: 2018-02-09 11:30:25
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2017-1681
CVE-2017-1731
CVSSv3 5.2 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-200
CWE-264
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software IBM WebSphere Application Server
Vulnerable software versions IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.0.0
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.0
IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.0
IBM WebSphere Application Server 9.0.0.0
Vendor URL IBM Corporation

Security Advisory

1) Information disclosure

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists in the web interface of IBM WebSphere Application Server due to the improper handling of application requests. A local attacker can send a specially crafted request and obtain unauthorized access to read a file.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22010419

2) Privilege escalation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to a flaw in the Administrative Console. A remote attacker can gain root or system privileges.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22012345

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