Vulnerability Note VU#375127
IBM WebSphere Portal Server input validation vulnerability
IBM WebSphere Portal Server does not validate entry path inputted data.
From the IBM Portal website: "IBM WebSphere Portal software provides a composite application or business mashup framework and the advanced tooling needed to build flexible, SOA-based solutions, as well as the unmatched scalability required by any size organization." IBM WebSphere Portal Server is vulnerable to data leakage caused by missing input validation on inputted entry path transmitted via XML.
An attacker with valid login credentials could leverage this vulnerability to retrieve system information, such as /etc/passwd.
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Vendor Information (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|IBM Corporation||Affected||01 Nov 2010||21 Jan 2011|
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Thanks to Peter Brauchle from Daimler TSS Technical Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
- CVE IDs: Unknown
- Date Public: 20 Jan 2011
- Date First Published: 23 Feb 2011
- Date Last Updated: 23 Feb 2011
- Severity Metric: 3.60
- Document Revision: 28
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