IBM WebSphere Application Server Virtual Member Manager weak security
|was-vmm-weak-security (72581)||Medium Risk|
The IBM WebSphere Application Server Virtual Member Manager could provide weaker than expected security, caused by an error in the javax.naming.directory.AttributeInUseException class when updating passwords on a configuration using IBM Tivoli Directory Server. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to log into the application using an old password that has been changed.
Refer to IBM Flash (Alert) 1587015 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- IBM APAR PM52049: Fixes javax.naming.directory.AttributeInUseException when updating the password, on a WebSphere Commerce configuration that uses an LDAP server..
- IBM Security Bulletin 1587015: Security Bulletin: Potential Security Vulnerabilities in IBM WebSphere Application Server.
- CVE-2011-4889: ** RESERVED ** This candidate has been reserved by an organization or individual that will use it when announcing a new security problem. When the candidate has been publicized, the details for this candidate will be provided.
- IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1
- IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0
- IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0
Dec 23, 2011
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