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   Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server
   Affects IBM Emptoris Sourcing, IBM Emptoris Contract Management, IBM
       Emptoris Spend Analysis, IBM Emptoris Program Management and
             IBM Emptoris Service Procurement (CVE-2017-1731)
                               11 April 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           IBM Emptoris Sourcing
Publisher:         IBM
Operating System:  Windows
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1731  

Reference:         ESB-2018.1060

Original Bulletin: 

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Security Bulletin: Vulnerability in IBM WebSphere Application Server Affects IBM Emptoris Sourcing, IBM Emptoris Contract Management, IBM Emptoris Spend Analysis, IBM Emptoris Program Management and IBM Emptoris Service Procurement (CVE-2017-1731)

Document information

More support for: Emptoris Sourcing

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Platform Independent

Reference #: 2015421

Modified date: 10 April 2018

Security Bulletin

The IBM Emptoris Sourcing, IBM Emptoris Contract Management, IBM Emptoris Spend Analysis, IBM Emptoris Program Management and IBM Emptoris Service Procurement products are affected by a vulnerability that exists in the IBM WebSphere Application Server. The security bulletin includes issues disclosed as part of the IBM WebSphere Application Server updates

Vulnerability Details
CVEID: CVE-2017-1731
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could provide weaker than expected security when using the Administrative Console. An authenticated remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to possibly gain elevated privileges.
CVSS Base Score: 8.8
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/134912 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions
IBM Emptoris Sourcing 10.0.0 through 10.1.x
IBM Emptoris Contract Management 10.0.0 through 10.1.x
IBM Emptoris Spend Analysis 10.0.0 through 10.1.x
IBM Emptoris Program Management 10.0.0 through 10.1.x
IBM Emptoris Services Procurement 10.x

An interim fix has been issued for the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) which is not susceptible to this vulnerability. Customers running any of the IBM Emptoris products listed below should apply the interim fix to all IBM WebSphere Application Server installations that are used to run IBM Emptoris applications. Please refer to Security Bulletin: Information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2017-1731) for details.

Select the appropriate WebSphere Application Server fix based on the version being used for IBM Emptoris product version. The following table lists the IBM Emptoris application versions along with the corresponding required version of IBM WebSphere Application Server and a link to the corresponding fix version where further installation instructions are provided.

Emptoris Product Version
WAS Version
Interim Fix
10.0.0.x, 10.0.1.x	8.5.0.x	Apply Interim Fix PI89498   
10.0.2.x ,
10.0.4	8.5.5.x
10.1.x	8.5.5.x
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Change History
9 April 2018: 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.

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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