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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere
Application Server (CVE-2015-1920)
29 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Application Server
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1920
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Security Bulletin: Security Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server
More support for:
WebSphere Application Server
6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows
Base, Developer, Express, Network Deployment
WebSphere Application Server and WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor
Edition could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by connecting
to a management port and executing a specific sequence of instructions.
DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code by connecting to a management port and executing a
specific sequence of instructions.
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/102404 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Affected Products and Versions
The following Versions of WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere
Application Server Hypervisor Edition may be affected:
Version 8.5 and 8.5.5 Full Profile
For IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
Apply Interim Fix PI38302
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Apply Fix Pack 6 (126.96.36.199), or later (targeted availability 26 June 2015).
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
Apply Fix Pack 3 (220.127.116.11) or later and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
- -- OR
Apply Fix Pack 10 (18.104.22.168), or later (targeted availability 17 August 2015).
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
Apply Fix Pack 21 (188.8.131.52) or later and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
- -- OR
Apply Fix Pack 39 (184.108.40.206), or later (targeted availability 26 October
For V220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168:
Apply Fix Pack 47 (22.214.171.124) and then apply Interim Fix PI38302
For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version of the product.
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