IBM WebSphere Application Server installation log information disclosure
|websphere-install-log-info-disclosure (48527)||Low Risk|
WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2, when installed on Windows, could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. When using the Installation Factory to install WebSphere Application Server, sensitive information might appear in the log file, if the user chooses to create a profile and register the WebSphere Application Server as a Windows service. An attacker could use this information to launch further attacks against the system.IBM3
As an interim fix, upgrade to the October 4, 2008 version or newer of the installation factory or APAR PK67405. See References.
As a workaround, delete the log file after the installation is completed. The file can be found under <WAS_HOME>/logs/instconfigifwas6.log
- IBM Support & downloads: IBM Installation Factory for WebSphere Application Server V6.0 releases.
- BID-33849: IBM WebSphere Application Server Installation Factory Information Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2009-0437: The Installation Factory installation process for IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.0.2 on Windows, when WAS is registered as a Windows service, allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the logs/instconfigifwas6.log log file.
- OSVDB ID: 52468: IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) on Windows Installation Factory logs/instconfigifwas6.log Local Information Disclosure
- IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0.2
Feb 06, 2009
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