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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM WebSphere Application
Server Liberty which may impact IBM Streams
27 April 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Application Server
Operating System: Linux variants
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1681
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Security Bulletin: A security vulnerability has been identified in IBM
WebSphere Application Server Liberty which may impact IBM Streams
More support for: IBM Streams
Software version: 3.0, 3.1, 3.2.1, 4.0.1, 4.1.1, 4.2.1
Operating system(s): Linux
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 2015861
Modified date: 25 April 2018
IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Liberty profile is shipped as a
component of IBM Streams. Information about a security vulnerabilities
affecting WAS Liberty profile has been published in a security bulletin.
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server (IBM Liberty for Java for Bluemix
3.15) could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by
improper handling of application requests, which could allow unauthorized
access to read a file. IBM X-Force ID: 134003.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
134003 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Affected Products and Versions
o IBM Streams Version 22.214.171.124 and earlier
o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 126.96.36.199 and earlier
o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 188.8.131.52 and earlier
o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 184.108.40.206 and earlier
o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 220.127.116.11 and earlier
o IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 18.104.22.168 and earlier
NOTE: Fix Packs are available on IBM Fix Central.
To remediate/fix this issue, follow the instructions below:
o Version 4.2.x: Apply 4.2.1 Fix Pack 4 (22.214.171.124) or higher.
o Version 4.1.x: Contact IBM technical support.
o Version 4.0.x: Contact IBM technical support.
o Versions 3.2.x, 3.1.x, and 3.0.x: For versions earlier than 4.x.x, IBM
recommends upgrading to a fixed, supported version/release/platform of the
product. Customers who cannot upgrade and need to secure their installation
should open a PMR with IBM Technical Support and request assistance
securing their InfoSphere Streams system against the vulnerabilities
identified in this Security Bulletin.
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April 25, 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.
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Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is an "industry open standard
designed to convey vulnerability severity and help to determine urgency and
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PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CUSTOMERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ANY
ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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