IBM WebSphere Application Server Admin Console portlet cross-site request forgery

was-admin-portlet-csrf (81014) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

IBM WebSphere Application Server is vulnerable to a cross-site request forgery, caused by improper validation of portlets in the administrative console. By persuading a user to visit a malicious Web site, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information, perform cross-site scripting attacks, Web cache poisoning, and other malicious activities.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Cross-Site Scripting

Remedy:

Refer to the appropriate IBM Security Bulletin for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • IBM Security Bulletin 1622444: Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0.0.27.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1647522: Potential Security Vulnerabilities fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1.0.47.
  • IBM Security Bulletin 1661325: Potential Security Vulnerabilites fixed in IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.8.
  • BID-57510: IBM WebSphere Application Server CVE-2013-0460 Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
  • CVE-2013-0460: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the portlet subsystem in the administrative console in IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1 before 6.1.0.47 and 7.0 before 7.0.0.27 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users for requests that insert cross-site scripting (XSS) sequences.

Platforms Affected:

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.0.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5

Reported:

Jan 21, 2013

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