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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability about Apache Tomcat JSP file
upload in WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 220.127.116.11
7 November 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-4444
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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability about Apache Tomcat JSP file upload
in WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 18.104.22.168
More support for:
WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Elite, Enhanced, Entry
Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in Apache Tomcat which is shipped with
WASCE 22.214.171.124, in certain situations involving outdated java.io.File code and
a custom JMX configuration, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code
by uploading and accessing a JSP file.
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4444
DESCRIPTION: Apache Tomcat could allow a remote attacker to upload arbitrary
files, caused by the improper validation of file extensions by the File Upload
feature. By sending a specially-crafted HTTP request, a remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to upload a malicious JSP, which could allow the
attacker to execute arbitrary JSP code on the vulnerable system.
CVSS Base Score: 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/95876 for more
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 126.96.36.199
Please follow the instruction below.
1.Please download the patch file: TomcatFileuploadPatchFor188.8.131.52.zip
2.Unzip the attached file into the WebSphere Application Server Community
Edition installation directory, and ensure the files listed in the zip file
replace the ones in the server installation directory.
3.Start WASCE 184.108.40.206 server with the cache cleaned, for example,
Complete CVSS Guide
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*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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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT
OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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