WebSphere Application Server Web Container information disclosure

was-webcontainer-info-disclosure (58557) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

WebSphere Application Server could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by an error in the Web Container when handling file names longer then 20 characters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to return the wrong file. This is caused by an incorrect hashtable entry in an extremely rare case.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

For IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (7.0.0.11 or later) or APAR PM06111. See References.

For IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (6.1.0.31 or later) or APAR PM06111. See References.

For IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0:
Apply the latest Fix Pack (6.0.2.43 or later) or APAR PM06111. See References.

References:

  • IBM APAR PM06111: Recommended fixes for WebSphere Application Server.
  • BID-40277: IBM WebSphere Application Server Long Filename Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-0777: The Web Container in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.0 before 6.0.2.43, 6.1 before 6.1.0.31, and 7.0 before 7.0.0.11 does not properly handle long filenames and consequently sends an incorrect file in some responses, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading the retrieved file.
  • OSVDB ID: 64721: IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) Web Container Filename Handling Information Disclosure
  • SA39838: IBM WebSphere Application Server File Disclosure and Denial of Service

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0

Reported:

May 11, 2010

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