IBM WebSphere Application Server Java plugin privilege escalation

websphere-javaplugin-privilege-escalation (42116) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

An unspecified vulnerability in the IBM WebSphere Application Server Java plugin could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an untrusted applet to gain elevated privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to IBM APAR PK65161 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM APAR PK65161: A SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
  • BID-28997: IBM WebSphere Application Server Java Plugin Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-2221: Unspecified vulnerability in the Java plugin in IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2 allows untrusted applets to gain privileges via unknown attack vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 44957: IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Java Plugin Untrusted Applet Privilege Escalation
  • SA29976: IBM WebSphere Application Server Java Plugin Security Bypass
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019956: IBM WebSphere Java Plug-in Bug Lets Remote Users Gain Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.2

Reported:

Apr 28, 2008

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