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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.2123
            Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability has been
                    identified in IBM WebSphere Portal
                             12 September 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           IBM WebSphere Portal
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  AIX
                   HP-UX
                   IBM i
                   Linux variants
                   Solaris
                   Windows
                   z/OS
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-5954  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21989993

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Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability has been identified in IBM
WebSphere Portal

Security Bulletin

Document information

More support for:

WebSphere Portal

Software version:

6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition:

Enable, Express, Extend, Hypervisor Edition, Server

Reference #:

1989993

Modified date:

2016-09-09

Summary

IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
possibility to upload temporary files. By upload, a remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:

CVE-2016-5954

DESCRIPTION:

IBM WebSphere Portal is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
possibility to upload temporary files. By upload, a remote attacker could
exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

CVSS Base Score: 4.3

CVSS Temporal Score: See

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/116099

for the current score

CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined

CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

WebSphere Portal 8.5

WebSphere Portal 8.0

WebSphere Portal 7

WebSphere Portal 6.1

For unsupported versions IBM recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported
version of the product.

Remediation/Fixes

The recommended solution is to apply Interim Fix

PI67037

or a Cumulative Fix containing it as soon as practical.

For 8.5.0

Upgrade to Cumulative Fix 12 (CF12).

Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.5.0.0:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24037786

For 8.0.0 through 8.0.0.1

Upgrade to Fix Pack 8.0.0.1 with Cumulative Fix 21 (CF21) and then apply the
Interim Fix

PI67037

Combined Cumulative Fixes for WebSphere Portal 8.0.0.1:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24034497

For 7.0.0 through 7.0.0.2

Upgrade to Fix Pack 7.0.0.2 with Cumulative Fix 30 (CF30) and then apply the
Interim Fix

PI67037

Combined Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.2:

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24029452

For 6.1.5.0 through 6.1.5.3

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.5.3 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the
Interim Fix

PI67037

Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.5.3:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835

For 6.1.0.0 through 6.1.0.6

Upgrade to Fix Pack 6.1.0.6 with Cumulative Fix 27 (CF27) and then apply the
Interim Fix

PI67037

Cumulative fixes for WebSphere Portal 6.1.0.6:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24023835

Workarounds and Mitigations

none

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide

On-line Calculator v3

Related information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

Change History

08 September 2016: Original Version Published

*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.

Disclaimer

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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