IBM WebSphere Portal up to 8.0 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in IBM WebSphere Portal up to 8.0 (Application Server Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1.0 through CF27, 6.1.5 through CF27, 7.0.0 through CF28, 8.0.0 through CF13, and 8.5.0 before CF02 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (disk consumption) by uploading large files.

The weakness was published 09/11/2014 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-4792 since 07/09/2014. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 03/29/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79691 (IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.x < CF29 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95204) and Tenable (79691). Similar entries are available at 71224, 71914 and 72992.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 79691
Nessus Name: IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.0.x < CF29 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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CVE: CVE-2014-4792 (🔍)
X-Force: 95204
Vulnerability Center: 46883 - IBM WebSphere Portal Remote DoS Vulnerability Triggered by Uploading Large Files, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69734 - IBM WebSphere Portal CVE-2014-4792 Arbitrary File Upload Vulnerability
Secunia: 61204 - IBM WebSphere Portal Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical

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Created: 03/26/2015 03:08 PM
Updated: 03/29/2022 08:50 AM
Changes: 03/26/2015 03:08 PM (60), 06/11/2017 04:56 AM (7), 03/29/2022 08:50 AM (3)
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