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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server Edge
Component Caching Proxy
7 December 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Application Server Edge Component Caching Proxy
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2015-5004
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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server Edge
Component Caching Proxy (CVE-2015-5004)
More support for:
WebSphere Application Server
8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5
AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
The Edge Component Caching Proxy in IBM WebSphere Application Server could
provide weaker than expected security. This is only an issue if you are using
the Edge Caching proxy.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server Edge Component Caching Proxy
could provide weaker than expected security. This could allow an attacker to
decrypt information more quickly and obtain sensitive information.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/106218 for the current
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
The following IBM WebSphere Application Server Versions are affected:
Version 8.5 Full Profile
The recommended solution is to apply the Fix Pack or PTF for each named
product as soon as practical.
Apply an Interim Fix, Fix Pack or PTF containing APAR PI41476, as noted below:
For IBM WebSphere Application Server
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
Upgrade to 126.96.36.199 fix pack level then apply Interim Fix
- -- OR
Upgrade to 188.8.131.52 fix pack level then apply Interim Fix
- -- OR
Apply Fix Pack 8 (184.108.40.206), or later (targeted to be available 11 December
For V220.127.116.11 through 18.104.22.168: Upgrade to 22.214.171.124 fix pack level then apply
Interim Fix 8.0.0-WS-EDGECP-FP000000111
- -- OR
Upgrade to 126.96.36.199 fix pack level then apply Interim Fix
- -- OR
Apply Fix Pack 12 (188.8.131.52), or later (targeted to be available 01 February
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