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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Potential information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server
7 December 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM WebSphere Application Server
Operating System: AIX
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1957
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Security Bulletin: Potential information disclosure in WebSphere Application
Software version: 9.0
Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Software edition: Advanced, Base, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Liberty,
Network Deployment, Single Server
Reference #: 0744247
Modified date: 06 December 2018
There is a potential information disclosure in WebSphere Application Server
DESCRIPTION: IBM WebSphere Application Server could allow sensitive information
to be available caused by mishandling of data by the application based on an
incorrect return by the httpServletRequest#authenticate() API when an
unprotected URI is accessed.
CVSS Base Score: 4
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/
153629 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
This vulnerability affects the following versions and releases of IBM WebSphere
* Version 9.0
The recommended solution is to apply the interim fix, Fix Pack or PTF
containing the APARs for each named product as soon as practical.
For WebSphere Application Server traditional:
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199:
- - Upgrade to minimal fix pack levels as required by interim fix and then apply
Interim Fix PH04562
- - Apply Fix Pack 188.8.131.52 or later (targeted availability 4Q 2018).
06 December 2018: original document published
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