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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Potential DoS vulnerability in WebSphere
Commerce related to web services (CVE-2012-4855)
6 March 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-4855
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Security Bulletin: Potential DoS vulnerability in WebSphere Commerce related to
web services (CVE-2012-4855)
WebSphere Commerce Enterprise
AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, i5/OS
WebSphere Commerce contains a potential DoS security vulnerability in its web
CVE ID: CVE-2012-4855
DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Commerce is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A
remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability in the
WebSphere Commerce web services framework to cause a potential denial of
service against the WebSphere Commerce application, preventing users from
logging on. The vulnerability requires a moderate level of complexity to exploit.
CVSS: Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) Version 2, the
security ratings for these issues are:
CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/79735 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
WebSphere Commerce Versions 6.0 to 188.8.131.52
WebSphere Commerce Versions 7.0 to 184.108.40.206
For WebSphere Commerce Versions 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168, download APAR JR44528
For WebSphere Commerce Version 6 with Feature Pack 5, download APAR JR45471
(in addition to JR44528 above)
For earlier WebSphere Commerce 6 or 7 fix pack levels, open a Problem
Management Record (PMR) with IBM WebSphere Commerce support to request an iFix
for APAR JR44528
Workaround(s): None known.
Mitigation(s): None known.
Complete CVSS Guide
On-line Calculator V2
X-Force Vulnerability Database Details
IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog
CHANGE HISTORY: N/A
*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 Flash.
Note: 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.
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