IBM WebSphere Application Server PMI log file information disclosure

websphere-pmi-information-disclosure (48524) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

WebSphere Application Server could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. If the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) is enabled, the PMI may write sensitive information in the Systemout.log and ffdc files. An attacker could use this information to launch further attacks against the system.IBM3

*CVSS:

Base Score: 1.2
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: .9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

For WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (6.0.2.31 or later) or APAR PK63886. See References.

For WebSphere Application Server 6.1:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (6.1.0.21 or later) or APAR PK63886. See References.

References:

  • IBM Support & downloads: Fix list for WebSphere Application Server Version 6.0.2.
  • IBM Support & downloads: Fix list for IBM WebSphere Application Server version 6.1.
  • BID-33700: IBM WebSphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-0434: PerfServlet in the PMI/Performance Tools component in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.0.x before 6.0.2.31, 6.1.x before 6.1.0.21, and 7.0.x before 7.0.0.1, when Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) is enabled, allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the (1) systemout.log and (2) ffdc files. NOTE: this is probably a duplicate of CVE-2008-5413.
  • OSVDB ID: 52595: IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) PMI/Performance Tools PerfServlet Multiple Log File Information Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1

Reported:

Feb 06, 2009

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